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Artificial Nature

Shown here is a fluid dynamic environment containing bio-generative algorithms representing plant and insect-like life-forms. The image was produced as part of the Artificial Nature project at the AlloSphere, one of the largest immersive scientific instruments in the world. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported AlloSphere is located at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) building at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The AlloSphere takes scientific data that is too small to see and hear and visually and sonically magnifies it to a human scale so researchers can better analyze the data and find new patterns.

Visit Website | Image credit: Haru Ji and Graham Wakefield, Media Arts and Technology, University of California, Santa Barbara