For next week: Create a generative system

Invent, script and execute a generative system. A successful system is one that prescribes elements, processes and/or form to produce a result. Your system need not be complicated.

Consider the readings and lecture when forming your system. Most relevant are themes of concept, algorithm, indeterminacy, randomness, automation, order and serendipity.

Your end product may take any form. The end product (medium, format and size) will likely be built into the system you create. For example, your system may be to crop pages from library books into 6”x9” pages and rebind them. This system predetermines that a book will be made at those dimensions. If your system does not dictate a format, it is up to you to disseminate your findings in a clear and engaging form.

This is a one week project. Spend as much time as possible forming your system. It is essential that you have your system written down and are able to articulate it clearly. Initiate and complete the project by next class.

* To prioritize concept over end form
* To see what unexpected form results from rules, directions or constraints
* To create a finished work in a very short amount of time

{ Apr 11, 2012    4 Week 7   

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