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Chrysanthemum: Philadelphia, 2008

"Tibbits recently became interested in artificial intelligence and started using the mathematics of networks, swarm logic, and clustering to create abstract shapes and patterns. To generate this piece, which comes out of the logic behind networking, Tibbits started with a set of points and generated a series of closed curves, or loops, based on how far each point was from its nearest neighbor: the farther the neighbor, the larger the curve. After the piece was completed, Tibbits was surprised to find that his new structure looked like a flower. Only then did he title the piece "Chrysanthemum.""

-From SEED Magazine's Revolutionary Minds.