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Personalized and Computer Grown Insects Have Text as Their DNA


Dolf Veenvliet just sent in an email about his rather unusual creation, Entoforms. These little “insects” are grown virtually inside a computer and use text as their DNA. This basically means they will evolve depending on the alphabets in the name, making each piece unique and custom to name of the person commissioning these insects. Dolf wrote numerous scripts in Python to make all this possible. When fully grown, these creatures are printed in 3D, giving a solid form to the unique species. Dolf is printing and selling some of the Entoforms as limited edition art pieces, and hopes to Exhibit them as well. If you find the Entoforms interesting, you might want to check out Dolf’s crowdfunding effort at IndieGoGo.


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