Lately I’ve been attending a great course on Kadenze, taught by the awesome Daniel Shiffman, author of the book “The Nature of Code, simulating natural systems with processing”.
It was so inspiring!
So much that I decided to test some of the examples both in P5js and in Openframeworks (which I started learning few weeks ago).
I think that the classical Boids simulation invented by Craig Reynolds (and inspired on the works on Vehicles by Valentino Braitenberg) is a beautiful canvas for many many different applications. I also bought the book “I veicoli pensanti” by Braitenberg and I found it to be another really great source of inspiration.
After some playing around, here are some “things” that emerged from applying different rules to a basic boids simulations.
If you’re interested, check out my full article on Boids Simulation here!