This research project explores the notion of unit and the meaning of unit as part of a composite whole.
Optimizing assembly time and mechanism by following the rapid flow of the system itself and its fuzziness Aggreculture has the ability to adapt to different assembly methods while maintaining stability and fluidity.
An accumulated development of modules emerged into a hybridized system of performative qualities and assembling efficiency. “Aggreculture“ is a field of countless possible connections, parts aggregate elegantly, nest and span. Status changing performance is a reflection of a degree of freedom on the micro level connections. Factors such as stability, density, optimization, time management, space conditions, creating space within other space conditions, and motion , each can set the growth in a different way and leads each time to different results.
Taking reference from a bird’s nest as a purely friction and aggregation based structure the focus of the research shifted to aggregates pursuing the idea of achieving self-organising system through redundancy.
Processing was used to generate weather maps, which can roughly simulate different growth scenarios for the aggregation. Craig Reynolds Boids script was modified towards an aggregation-based system. The alignment behavior is adapted with a random vector within a given range. The separation behavior is changed for an aggregation behavior. If elements are within a certain distance from each other, they will not move anymore.