Andy Lomas

Cellular Forms

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Anima+
Electronic Language International Festival



Inspired by the work of Alan Turing, Ernst Haeckel and D’Arcy Thompson, “Cellular Forms” explore how an intricate complex structure and motion can be created emergently using computer generated models of morphogenesis. Using a combination of evolutionary methods and machine learning, possibilities are explored to discover areas of rich emergent behavior. Creating forms using unnatural selection: survival of the intriguing instead of the fittest.

Andy Lomas is a computational artist, mathematician, Emmy award winning, supervisor of computer generated effects, and lecturer in Creative Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has exhibited internationally, including at the Pompidou Centre, V&A, Royal Society, SIGGRAPH, Japan Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica Festival, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo and the ZKM. His work is in the collections at the V&A, the Computer Arts Society and the D’Arcy Thompson Art Fund Collection. In 2014 his work Cellular Forms won The Lumen Prize Gold Award.