Embodied Machines is a 7 day workshop with focus on generative algorithmic design and use of multi-agent systems. The workshop establish a framework for research on non-linear design strategies, mapping the behavioral patterns and establishing rules of interaction of autonomous agents (“digital architectural machines”) to create complex design ecologies. During the workshop students were exposed to scripting environment in Processing/Java, in order to establish behavioral protocols of agent-based systems. This design methodology is based on bottom-up, rule based design process, where computer code is used to grow, evolve and mutate architectural matter without the burden of preconceived ideas of top-down decision making.

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blog.4ofseven.com/events/1213m7-workshop/

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