"Swarm" is a generative installation composed by a series of LED screens that shows a content in constant transformation. The algorithm that drives this content –custom designed by Studio Daniel Canogar– is inspired by the collective behaviour of bees' activity and the mesmerizing nature patterns they generate.
Bees behave through complex social waves, an in-chain survival technique. Likewise, each LED cell in "Swarm" –presented with a display reminiscent of honeycomb plates– is fundamental to the neighbouring one, recreating this dynamic of group wave with a high aesthetic value. To achieve this effect, "Swarm's" algorithm uses the computational principle of cellular automata, developed by the mathematician John von Neumann. The logic of this system works through the influence of neighbouring units.