In the use of algorithms in design and architecture, evolutionary algorithms offer an approach inspired by biology and is radically different from more descriptive algorithmic tools. This project seeks to investigate the use of evolutionary algorithms in a computational design context and how the designer, as a subject, relates to these algorithms in relation to concepts of uncertainty, flexibility and control. The study is done by programming an evolutionary algorithm in C++ and investigating key points of the relation to said program in the perspective of philosopher Don Ihde’s postphenomenology. The study concludes that evolutionary algorithms can contribute to a computational design process through their emergent qualities. In order to apply these qualities the designer has to be able to relate to the algorithmic tool in an analyzing and metaphorical way. Being able to do so is highly dependent on the subject and the complexity of the evolutionary software.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 maj 2016|