genetic algorithms


Here is my 2004 Turkish translation of the popular article “Deleuze and the Use of the Genetic Algorithm in Architecture” by Manuel DeLanda in 2001. The computer simulation of evolutionary processes is already a well established technique for the study of biological dynamics. One can unleash within a digital environment a population of virtual plants or animals and keep track of the way in which these creatures change as they mate and pass their virtual genetic materials to their offspring. The hard work goes into defining the relation between the virtual genes and the […]


Galapagos was a great improvement, when it became available natively within Grasshopper. However I couldn’t find time to examine it until recently. This examination gave me a ideas on algorithmic thinking, tool making and tool using. The first experimentation shown below, (file here: [GHX: 0.8.0066]) tries to solve equilateral triangulation, based on Delaunay method. Galapagos has two different solvers, named “simulated annealing solver” and “evolutionary solver” shown respectively below. Both of them are trying to reach to a fitness value defined by the user. You may enter “Maximize”, “Minimize” or […]