Design Lecture Series: Joel Simon

Joel Simon,
Wednesday (March 13th) – 10:30am,
Civic Square Building – Room 218C

“[Joel Simon] studied computer science and fine art at Carnegie Mellon University before working on bioinformatics at Rockefeller University in NYC where [Simon] worked until 2018. [Simon is] interested in the intersection of computer science, biology and design as well as furniture-design, collaborative-creativity, sculpture and game-design.

[Simon is] currently persuing Morphogen, a generative design company.”

“Ganbreeder is a collaborative art tool for discovering images. Images are ‘bred’ by having children, mixing with other images and being shared via their URL. This is an experiment in using breeding + sharing as methods of exploring high complexity spaces. GAN’s are simply the engine enabling this. Ganbreeder is very similar to, and named after, Picbreeder. It is also inspired by an earlier project of mine Facebook Graffiti which demonstrated the creative capacity of crowds. Ganbreeder uses these BigGAN models and the source code is available.”

Further Reading:
Dezeen – Evolving Floor Plans
Creators Projects – Facebook Graffiti
Labocine – Ecology Modeling