Leo Villareal - Cellular light communication

Origin & Here comes the sun - Leo Villareal

The inherent need to decode and make meaning from patterns in systems is utilised to the max in Leo Villareal's light works which most recently have be controlled by computational systems. Pattern recognition heads, myself one, will have a field day perusing the work and ideas of this Albuquerque based light sculptor. Using Cellular Automata systems, including our favorite, Conway's Game of Life, to control LEDs he produces massive, visually complex works such as Origin. Origin is a large matrix of lights programmed to produce patterns that mimic ones that are more familiar to us in the real world, swarming and flocking behavior, for example. [....]