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The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell

posted by Jason Kottke   Dec 08, 2006

The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics has a logo that changes every time it gets used on letterhead or displayed on a web site. The logo system was designed by Michael Schmitz and is based on cellular automata like John Conway’s Game of Life. “Parameters [for the logo] are coupled to certain factors: number of employees = density, funding = speed, number of publications = activity. Different logos are being ‘bred’ and then picked by fitness in relation to the parameters or voted for by the employees.” Schmitz’s PDF document Evolving Logo is worth a look even if you don’t read German. (Anyone want to do a translation? It looks fascinating.) (via bbj)

We Work Remotely

Live City by Daniel Shiffman uses live

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 04, 2006

Live City by Daniel Shiffman uses live cam images of New York City to create a living, interacting virtual city.