www.igroup.org – project consortium
a multi-disciplinary project consortium.
addresses new interfaces between humans and the real and virtual environment.
defines itself through project work.
"Marslab" is an artistic approach to the autonmous erection
of building structures by and of nanobots. The idea is to create tiny
robots that could use available resources of the environment on remote
locations (such as planets) to reproduce themselfs. Their allgorithmic
"gene-code" tells them when and how to reproduce and how to
connect to fellow "techno-parasites" to construct walls, ceilings
Their ability to adapt (by means of spatial configuration) to different environmental conditions such as gravity, temperature and cosmic radiance, would create unpredictable mutations that still serve their main darwinistic fitness-creteria "provide shelter for human beeings" (selection is done by the their "firmware").
A simulation was implemented, that operates with the following parameters:
Several runs of the simulation on a big IRIX-box (which was needed basicaly because of the bad implementation ;-) ) produced a gallery of different "city-scapes" on different abitrary planets:
more information (german), a video and several pics can be found here