When Daniel Brown wanted to name his generative flower series, he chose On Growth and Form for good reason:
‘On Growth and Form’ is titled in homage to the book of the same name written by D’arcy Thompson in 1917. In it the scientist (the first bio-mathematician) uses mathematics and 3D modeling to investigate the theory of evolution and the relationships between different species.
“The harmony of the world is made manifest in Form and Number and the heart and soul and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty. ” -Sir D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, from On Growth and Form.
Included above are images from a three-story high installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum that generated flowers out of pieces from their collection and a floral generator for MagneticNorth to create unique rewards for users.