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Remko Siemerink

Summer School

Class of 2009


Remko Siemerink was born in the Netherlands in 1981. He is interested in the new possibilities and innovation where existing disciplines meet: architecture, (industrial) design, (new) media, information technology, electronics, etc. He received his master’s degree in architectural engineering from Delft University of Technology in 2008 while doing research within the group called Hyperbody, where techniques and methods for designing and building of nonstandard, virtual, and interactive architectures are explored. Simple rules causing complexity have been an inspiration in several architectural projects during his studies. Currently he works as a researcher in the Hyperbody group.

Project: Exploring Age-Dependent Rules in Cellular Automata

Visual examples exist of cellular automata showing the age of their cells in shades of color, but this obviously does not change the rules. The age of a cell might matter in models of phenomena in, for example, biology (where old cells die), social networks (where certain bonds get weaker over time), urban planning, etc.

As a first experiment, patterns are explored that may occur when a cell “dies” after it has been alive for a certain period.

Favorite Three-Color Cellular Automaton

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