Gordon Monro — Nanocosm (Installation)
Nanocosm is a real-time installation showing a miniature world of hexagonal entities, which spawn, move, and fuse together to make bigger entities.
The world of Nanocosm is independent of our human hopes and fears; it has its own laws and imperatives that play out in their own time. The work slowly evolves over a period of days or weeks, using its own miniature version of biological evolution within a strict geometric framework.
The world is too large to be shown on a single screen, so the viewpoint roams across the world. If more than one computer and projector is used, the different projections show different views into the same world.
A note on the multi-level hexagonal grid used in Nanocosm.
A brief video (1'30"; unfortunately of low quality), capturing a projection of Nanocosm.
For digital prints related to the Nanocosm installation, see the page for the Nanocosm prints.