microMACRO: Creative Coding from Dark Matter to String Theory

Keywords:

creative coding, algorithmic art, openFrameworks, simulation, dark matter, galaxy clusters

Github:

https://github.com/reginaflores/florr422_sims2014/tree/master/12_Final_Project_microMACROCloud

https://github.com/reginaflores/florr422_sims2014/tree/master/12_Final_Project_microMACROFinal

Description:

This project is an exploration in the duality between the micro (string theory) and the macro (dark matter) — a duality that, while seemingly different, is inherently similar, fractal, reflective and mirrored. Through experiments using the OpenFrameworks platform, I made a series of creative visuals that may prompt us all to reflect on the beauty and unity in the microMARO-cosm.

Video Documentation:

Inspiration:

 Image of molecular cloud in space.

Image of molecular cloud in space.

 Rendering of dark matter.

Rendering of dark matter.

 Rendering of string theory. 

Rendering of string theory. 

 Microscopic particle cloud.

Microscopic particle cloud.