We developed local organisations of elements that contain degrees of movement, resistance and elasticity similar to those developed with soda constructor. These organisations are generated through body design, and local decision-making abilities that allow bodies to interact with other similar bodies. Assigning agency to such bodies we focused on collective orders of organisation rather than on the individual bodies with the aim of dissolving individual expression in preference for higher global levels of order as topological and aesthetic conditions of emergence. Body topologic seeks to find an emergent order from the interaction between the worlds of material based non-linear physics, agent based design methodologies and the mathematical notion of topology as resultant complex and coherent field organisations. We operated through the writing and cataloguing of processing based algorithmic code coupled with Rhino/Maya modeling.
“As fascinating as the idea of breeding buildings inside a computer may be, it is clear that mere digital technology without populational, intensive and topological thinking will never be enough.”
– Manuel Delanda