(un)determined color machine presented @ Festival della Scienza Genova 2011

A grid of colors follows the evolution of a dynamic system (Lorenz Attractor): each initial condition (x,y,z) in the Lorenz Space matches the color tone (RGB space) of each square of the grid. Due to the ” sensitive dependence on the initial condition”, quickly the system evolves into (un)determined chaos.

This applet has been developed under the supervision of Laura Tedeschini Lalli and the help of Gian Marco Todesco in 1999 as an assignement for a super inspiring class at the school of architecture in Rome.

Sometimes the deep abstraction of mathematical knowledge can be unfolded by choosing another gaze… the other way around is true as well?

Project by:
Daniele Mancini (the man of imagination), Gian Marco Todesco (the man of logic), Laura Tedeschini Lalli (the man of vision), 1999

L’Italia ha compiuto 150 anni nel 2011. Gli italiani, emigrando in massa, hanno diffuso la loro musica alle orecchie di tutto il mondo. Adesso molti vengono in Italia da culture lontane, e i nostri colori si stanno di nuovo fondendo in una nuova unità. Questo video rappresenta l’attrattore di Lorenz nello spazio dei colori della bandiera italiana. E’ un video presentato al Festival della Scienza di Genova 2011.

CREDITI: Lorentz nello spazio dei colori: concept di Daniele Mancini, responsabile scientifico Laura Tedeschini Lalli, CG Gian Marco Todesco




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UNPACKED is an agile and fresh Office supporting a wide range of creative activities. Mainly is a common ground for speculations over cross-fertilizing projects involving diverse disciplines including art, architecture, urban planning, photography, design, business innovation, teaching, communication and more.

UNPACKED unveils the opportunities hidden into the folds of obvious and banal, through architectures, installations, exhibitions, performances, workshops, various experiments of communication and relational design, instant and spontaneous playgrounds, experments inbetween digital and analog.

The office based in Rome started in January 2005 thanks to the Young Entrepreneurs European funds “Sviluppo Italia” and is currently driven by Daniele Mancini and Irene Rinaldi, both architects and educators