SUNKEN PATHS


This work aims to reframe the concept of digital interaction by building on the morphological formation of the sunken lanes.     
Sunken lanes, or Holloways, are tracks worn down by the traffic of ages and the fretting of water, and in places reduced sixteen or eighteen feet beneath the level of the fields. The youngest lanes are at least 300 years while the oldest date back to the iron age.
Interaction is not seen as an extemporary connection between interactor and interacted, but as an accumulation of actions. This work is not programmed to have a shape or direction, but the paths that emerge are the fruit of a genetic algorithm, informed by solar energetic particles and solar magnetic winds. The following exerpt was captured 20 minutes inside the growth.