Briony Barr

Since 2012, artist Briony Barr has been exploring complex systems through her work. In consultation with Andrew Melatos, a physicist at the university of Melbourne, Barr creates different rules, feedback loops, and boundary conditions for collaborative drawings that are real-time versions of agent-based models.

“I’ve always been interested in using drawing to represent a process of change,” Barr says. “It’s fascinating to see how very human characteristics such as creativity and interpersonal dynamics, combined with rules over time, produces a whole range of emergent patterns and behaviors.”

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