aesthetics + computation group
mit media lab

      Torqueball is one of the more advanced torsional spring projects. using a collection of randomly distributed two dimensional points, it makes a jagged line out of these points, and tries to straighten them out. it is a self-organizing system, attempting to reach some kind of equilibrium, a compromise between the contradictory forces of the springs and knots involved.

      This is a shot of torqueball at the very beginning - a tangled mass of string that is almost cellular in appearance.

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designed ben gallup
persistently under construction
written in notepad
intended for 1024x768
last updated 8.08.01
will code for food