Jonathan Pang: Infinite Impermanence

Three bright blue sections of a digital drawing with bright green designs and red dots in a blurred format.

Theme 1 (2021), programmed with p5.js, 5" x 5".

Infinite Impermanence showcases the poetics of emergent patterns and the expressivity of mathematical description. A central theme is the activator-inhibitor model, systems of equations that seem to account for a stunning variety of patterns in biology. Importantly, these "self-regulating" equations succinctly describe the elusive balance of order and unpredictability found in nature. Alongside a real-time simulation of these equations, Jonathan Pang (B.F.A./B.A. '22) presents works that each act as a different personal investigation of the activator-inhibitor model, ranging from paintings and drawings to digital sculptures and A.I. generated images.

Masks must be worn at all times in the Tjaden and Experimental Galleries.

Funded in part by the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholars program.

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