When genetic fractals mate: select the fittest and cross-breed

In this post I talk about the use of genetic fractals in the design process. How you can generate designs randomly, select the best and then cross-breed them with other designs that show good features.

Genetic Fractals


You may have had the impression that “genetic” in “genetic fractals” was just a conceptual term to convey a notion that these fractals have a link with life. Actually, these fractals are build on a genetic code that is mathematically at their core.

Having created some new genetic fractals recently, I decided to take pairs of them and let them mate. We’ll skip the process which sadly isn’t nearly as fun as the way that other species ‘do it’ but it comes down to mixing the DNA of these genetic fractals by taking 50% of each parent and then growing a new genetic fractal from the new DNA. Above and below are two examples.

One of my objectives with this research is to use genetic fractals to create objects that are useful to humans. Common things like furniture and tools could be among them. If you grasp the concept of…

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