Life emerges from the interaction of individual parts, emergence is ubiquitous. The often simple rules of the individual parts lead to complex behavioural patterns of the group that are more than the sum of their parts.
"A form of life – 7 x 7" is an electronic installation that displays emergent behaviour. Each individual element consists of a light sensor, a microprocessor and an LED.
The elements follow three rules:
- switch on the light when it has become brighter.
- if the light is often triggered, be less sensitive to the environment.
- if the light is not triggered for a long time, react more sensitive to the environment.