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Published on Jul 27, 2012
Inspired by cell division, Michael Hansmeyer writes algorithms that design outrageously fascinating shapes and forms with millions of facets. No person could draft them by hand, but they're buildable -- and they could revolutionize the way we think of architectural form. Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of algorithms and computation to generate architectural form. Full bio: http://www.ted.com/speakers/michael_h... TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages at http://www.ted.com/translate. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED