Here is an update to a prototype I posted a couple months ago. While the relevance to my thesis was much more tangible in earlier stages of the thesis concept development, it is still very focus on materials and the potential for new interactions through new and alternative applications.
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Many small, discrete brains talking and dancing together as a collective force. This is my vision (at a grand scale) of the type of behavior I would like to see at the end of the curriculum. Aside from “harder” concepts in science, computer science, electricity, etc., I would also like this to foster conversations around themes related to history, philosophy, psychology, etc. Emergence, for example, has been a large conceptual force in my thesis since the summer. How can known behavior and rule sets reveal patterns of beauty and complexity? Can we really control the systems we design?