[NetBehaviour] A randomSeed Event

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Oct 4 17:34:22 CEST 2005

A randomSeed Event

Artists’ Talk and Launch of new work by boredomresearch
HTTP Gallery Sunday 9th of October 2005 - 2 to 4 pm

Vicky Isley and Paul Smith of boredomresearch will be presenting a new 
randomSeed and talking about their work. With the launch of a new 
randomSeed within the ‘theatre of restless automata’ exhibition, you 
will be able to view the development of this computational system online 
at www.http.uk.net. A circle of pixels will gradually grow an intricate 
pattern that can yieldstructures that resemble patterns in needlework or 
natural forms.

 From this website you will be able to access boredomreseach’ research 
and development material online that led to these computational systems 
being created. boredomreseach will unveil investigations into simple 
rules found in natural systemsand how these can produce diverse and 
complex images free from our aesthetic control.

boredomresearch are interested in building computational works, inspired 
by simplerules found in natural systems. Recent projects have used the 
complexity of decentralised systems and simple algorithms like those 
used in cellular automata tocreate observable digital entities.

boredomresearch have produced a number of interactive sound applications 
and onlineprojects, which have been shown at Transmediale.05, Germany; 
FILE04, Brazil; NOW festival 2004, Nottingham, Electrohype festival in 
Sweden, Data:base Media Event inDublin. For more information, visit: 

HTTP [House of Technologically Termed Praxis]
Unit A2, Arena Business Centre
71 Ashfield Rd, London N4 1NY
Tel: 0208 802 2827 http://www.http.uk.net
Tube: Manor House - Buses: 29, 141, 253, 254, 259,341, 279
Entrance is free. To book a place, please e-mail ruth at furtherfield.org

HTTP is showing Theatre of Restless Automata the largest solo exhibition 
to date byboredomresearch until the 23rd of October 2005. Theatre of 
Restless Automata comprises three animated universes modelled 
fromvariations of the same computational formula. Each universe has a 
distinct aesthetic quality, which ranges from geometric abstraction to 
decorative figuration. Usingcomputer algorithms based on scientific 
modelling techniques, the artists demonstrate how simple programming 
rules can create an infinite number of elaborate patterns. Gallery open 
Friday - Sunday 12-5pm

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