Future Fossils



(December 2004) Genicap’s contention is that all graphic shapes derive from a single formula, the Superformula, and through the use of that formula, any computer graphics program can be enhanced to enable greater creativity and efficiency. To illustrate the application of the formula Albert Kiefer, digital artist, used the code to create naturally comples shell shapes, called Future Fossils.

PORTFOLIO: ALBERT KIEFER“I wanted to show the versatility of the Superformula, the infinite ways to vary shapes in 3D space”.After mulling over several ideas about how to best explain this concept, he recalled a childhood’s fried elaborate boxed insect collection that contained a variety of unique-looking creates that belonged to the same species. Kiefer thus created a digital species box, only this one comprises virtual shell-like shapes that evolved from the same family.