. . . What? . . Everything I find interesting or beautiful in our Universe can be explored from the viewpoint of complexity theory, the study of complex adaptive systems. Complexity theory provides a framework for understanding the world through simulations. It builds on the observation that when you have sufficient entities, each of which behaves according to simple rules, interactions over time can create a complex system. What emerges often goes far beyond what we could have imagined. The Universe is the primary example of the result that occurs when many elemental entities interact, each changing the nature of the other. Complex life we also see as the result of interactions between simple single sell entities. These two examples are only a few of the many systems that demonstrate the potential virtue of explanation using complexity.
. . . How? . . Can we use complexity theory? We can! When we allow an art piece to reinvent itself on its own terms, we are set to witness the wonders of complexity. I use the mechanism of evolution to bring this about: genes and metamorphosis, a simulation of life in transition. My most important insight ever is that experience is the only thing of essential value, positive and negative. Thus, in my works, which I call Complexity Art, I attempt to create experiences of wonder and beauty, using the mechanisms of complexity. I hope you enjoy my gallery and tell me what you think!