Hypersonic has unveiled Seed and Signal, a kinetic sculpture that explores how tiny changes in behavior can alter the balance of the group between order and chaos. The designers studied group behavior patterns found in nature, from starling murmuration, to variations of algal blooms, bee foraging patterns, and cell migration, and created an evolving display of natural group growth, death, success, and chaos.
Following rules modeled on the study of these group dynamics, Seed and Signal illustrates the fragile equilibrium created when individuals with a common goal gather together. Sometimes success spreads gracefully, sometimes information fails to transfer, and other times chaos takes over.
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