Created by United Visual Artists, Blueprint is an installation designed to explore the relationship and parallels between natural and artificial systems – creating a visual composition that uses mathematical principles of logic that underpin life.
Exploring analogies between DNA and computer code, UVA have created the series; works that pair genetics and code as the blueprints of artificial and natural systems. As the work slowly changes over time, patterns fluctuate between varying degrees of complexity. Blueprint uses the basic concepts of evolution to create an ever-transitioning image. With cells literally transferring their genes to their adjoining others, colour flows like paint across the canvas.
The team explored the similarities of DNA and computer source code; as respectively the blueprint of either organism or computer programme. Each cell on Blueprint’s canvas houses a digital ‘organism’, a pixel that responds to the current local conditions around him, and who mates with other offspring, passing on their genes. Their colour reflects their genetics, and as conditions change and mutation occurs, using RGBW LEDs, different colourful compositions flow across the canvas.