MADE IN CYLAND
GALINA ALFEROVA & SEMYON KOLTSOV
This work is a visualization of a mathematical model from chaos theory. It is the Lorenz system, which looks like a butterfly. Studying meteorological processes, Edward Lorenz concluded that insignificant differences in initial conditions give rise to enormous differences in the final phenomenon (the “butterfly effect”), and prediction becomes impossible. Where does chaos and unpredictability come from in a determined system? This is linked with high sensitivity in initial conditions. In the project by Alferova and Koltsov, bismuth crystals correspond to the position of system trajectories, which are also self-organized structures. An understanding of processes of self-organization and self-improvement of complex dynamic systems leads us as people to build a new dialogue with nature.