Food and Social Webs
The Food and Social Webs project was created in October 2020 during the Complexity Interactive course at Instituto Santa Fé, New Mexico. With the goals of studying the complex relationship between Food Webs and Social Networks. This conceptual visualization, created to EmMeio#13.0 PANORAMAS is the first step to create generative art, and/or a data visualization with the results of this research. In this visualization, we understood clades as a group of species.
This concept is very important because we want to provoke on views the idea of groups composed by similar but individuals, and that both the clades and the individuals' actions are interrelated with the entire network visualization. Social networks were developed as big doughnuts that pressure clades, which can travel from one clade to another, and when in action produce strong changes in the clade's biomass. If the pressure is too intense the event can even lead to extinction, a catastrophic event, and a rupture on the ecology balance.
We understand the poetics behind this code as a way to present both the complex structure generated by the relations and the individuals and as so poetic of complexity.