Nervous System is a design studio founded in 2007 by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. They work at the intersection of science, art, and technology, and create using a novel process that employs computer simulation to generate designs and digital fabrication to realize products. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, Jesse & Jessica write computer programs mimicking processes and patterns found in nature and use those programs to create unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares. In this talk at Eyeo they discuss their obsession with the way patterns form in nature and their attempts to adapt those methods for design.
* The hum/buzz in the audio goes away around the 5 minute mark so stick it out - it's worth it.