Food and Social Webs

Aplicação WEB


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.


Amanda Laubmeier


is a mathematician who studies ecological populations and interactions, based in the US.
Fanqi Zeng


is a PhD candidate studying complex systems such as natural and social systems in the UK. Luis Mata is an ecologist with a keen interest in insects, complex systems, community science, and nature photography.
Marília Bergamo


is a Brazilian-based artist and researcher experimenting with Art and Technology and has been developing artworks to explore computational art.
Naveen Srivatsav


works with anticipatory design informed by techniques from hardcore engineering, policy analysis and complexity science