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Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts

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Images support connections between biology, engineering, and material sciences resulting in a growing partnership among academia, laboratories, and industry. Scientists focus on biology-inspired research to understand how biological systems work, and then create systems and materials that would have efficiency and precision of living structures. The Art–Science connection has become one of prominent trends exemplified by themes presented in journals, conferences, and books.
Biologically-Inspired Computing for the Arts: Scientific Data through Graphics comprises a collection of authors’ individual approaches to the relationship between nature, science, and art created with the use of computers. Themes discussed in the book relate to the use of visual language in communication about biologically-inspired scientific data, visual literacy in science, and application of practitioner’s approach. This comprehensive reference will assist programmers, scientists, engineers, computer science and science-oriented students in creating and effectively communicating their projects using science-related knowledge.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. DESCRIPTION OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AND CONTRIBUTING CHAPTERS
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Visual Data Formation: Biology Inspired Generation and analysis of Objects and Processes
    1. Chapter 1: Bio-Interfaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BIO-INTERFACES BACKGROUND
      4. THE BIO-INTERFACES AT DESIGN, ART, AND GAME AREAS: SOME APPLICATIONS
      5. INTERACTIVE BIO-INTERFACES
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Flow Simulation with Vortex Elements
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PARTICLE SIMULATIONS
      4. COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS
      5. VORTEX METHODS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Cooperation of Nature and Physiologically Inspired Mechanisms in Visualisation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE DRAWING MECHANISM
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 4: 0h!m1gas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STRIDULATION AMPLIFIED
      5. THE TURNTABLE AS A BIOACOUSTIC ARTIFACT FOR STRIDULATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Bridging Synthetic and Organic Materiality
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MATERIAL CONNECTIONS
      4. GRADIENT MATERIAL TRANSITION
      5. DEVELOPMENT OF GRADIENT MATERIAL TRANSITIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Visualizing the Invisible: Processes for the Visual Data Formation
    1. Chapter 6: Sustainable Cinema
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUSTAINABLE CINEMA: CREATING THE MOVING IMAGE WITH NATURAL POWER
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Seeing the Unseen
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: NanoArt
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ART AND NANOMATERIALS IN PAST CENTURIES
      4. NANO ART: THE BEGINNINGS
      5. MODERN NANO ART
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Nature Related Computerkunst
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ELECTRONIC ART: APPROACHING AND EXTENDING NATURE
      4. NATURE AND HUMANS IN ALGORITHMIC PROGRAMMING
      5. GENETICS AND PROGRAMMING
      6. ART USING SCIENTIFIC DATA
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Scientific Communication through Visual Language
    1. Chapter 10: Biological Translation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Looking at Science through Water
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROJECT 1: THE STATES OF MATTER
      4. PROJECT 2: LAKES, RIVERS, AND SWAMPS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Visual Tweet
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PROJECT 1: SYMMETRY AND PATTERN IN ANIMAL WORLD: GEOMETRY AND ART
      3. PROJECT 2: CRYSTALS AND CRYSTAL CAVES
      4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Digital Approaches to Visualization of Geometric Problems in Wooden Sangaku Tablets
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROCEDURE
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Tools for Metaphors: Nature Described with the Use of Mathematics and Computing
    1. Chapter 14: Drawings from Small Beginnings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: THE RIVERBED OF RAMBLA DE CERVERA
      3. TRANSFORMING PHENOMENA IN NATURE INTO PROGRAMS FOR GENERATIVE DRAWINGS
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: On the Designing and Prototyping of Kinetic Objects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEMONSTRATION
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 16: A New Leaf
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STAGES OF “LEAF” DEVELOPMENT
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 5: Analytical Discourse: Philosophy and Aesthetics of Nature Inspired Creations
    1. Chapter 17: Science within the Art
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE STRUCTURE AND FORMS OF NATURE
      4. AESTHETICS BASED ON THE STRUCTURE OF NATURE
      5. AESTHETICS APPLIED
      6. SOME PERSONAL CONCLUDING REMARKS
    2. Chapter 18: Getting Closer to Nature
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. COMING TOGETHER
      4. 2. EARLIER CONNECTIONS
      5. 3. POLLEN AS ORNAMENT
      6. 4. BRAINS AS TREES
      7. 5. FORGOTTEN TENDRILS
      8. 6. LANDSCAPE AND IMAGINATION
      9. 7. DARK FILAMENT
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 19: drawing//digital//data
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: CONTEMPORARY FINE ART DRAWING
      4. DRAWING THROUGH WATER//WATER THROUGH DRAWING
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FURTHER RESEARCH
    4. Chapter 20: From Zero to Infinity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: MAKING SENSE OF REALITY
      3. PROCESS: THE “MAGIC ZONE”
      4. OUTCOMES: TOWARD THE INVENTION OF NEW POSTULATES
      5. CONVERSATION: A UNIVERSE OF QUESTIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors
  15. Index