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Design scrying: an alternative aesthetics for synthetic biology

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Rachel Armstrong



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).


How do we generate a new aesthetic for nature when our traditions have largely represented biology through naturalised mimetics and geometric formulae? ‘Design scrying’ is the generation of images through interface distortions that occur at reflective surfaces. ‘Dark gels’ are used as an image generating system for an alternative aesthetics of life.

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Author(s): Armstrong R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Architectural Research Quarterly

Year: 2016

Volume: 20

Pages: 29-38

Print publication date: 01/03/2016

Online publication date: 20/07/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/2015

Date deposited: 21/07/2016

ISSN (print): 1359-1355

ISSN (electronic): 1474-0516

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S1359135516000178


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