Expanding Structures

In the past years Driessens & Verstappen have applied the process of cell division to pixels, which has resulted in infinite expanding structures where the viewer can zoom into:
Ima Traveller (1996) begins with a single pixel that explodes by a continuous process of cell-division. The new pixels define their colour by interaction with the surrounding pixels.
Deep Dive (2016) offers an endless zoom into a digital picture. The image refines itself according to information that is extracted from the image concerned.

pictures: left Ima Traveller still, right Deep Dive at Young Projects Los Angeles

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