When you think of programming you may think of this..
and probably not this...
Yet this lower image is far more accurate to how these digital artists use their tools to examine and create from nature...
He develops work between the worlds of graphic design and generative simulation, culminating in these 'living phenomena' digital pieces. Reminiscent of a colony of ants or staring out into the ocean, Shohei's work taps into that fascination with nature, abstracting phenomenon you see in everyday life and reducing it down to it's essence.
Using a mix of generated components and field recorded images and other data he composes video and installation work in an effort "to advance artificial ideas and real material collaboratively" (from here).
Davide directly references many classical and traditional artists styles his work - his questioning goes beyond himself observing from nature and seeks to reveal what the great masters themselves observed and what that means in today's digital age.
What Phenomena Can Teach Us
Artists, filmmakers, writers - all creatives have sought to communicate or explore life's phenomena, it is a constant question and one that feeds the process which is trying to examine it; new discoveries are made which in turn provoke more questions, all the while enriching our lives.
Turning algorithms and programming to the visual world will demand we clarify our mental models, create new ones, destroy the old - turning the wheels of creative progress.
As traditional uses of programming are hijacked for non-traditional artistic works, different modes of thinking and understanding can be explored and developed.. maybe one day working with a computer won't mean being chained to a dark desk and instead we can run and frolic in the fields like Vincent.... (and do some meaningful art while we're there)