Organic Infrastructure

Been thinking a lot about human vasculature and other organic systems like tree roots and even larger ecosystems and how that relates to the constructed system of infrastructure. What can the constructed world mine from the organic? Which pieces of the system might be missing? What if we could use medical imaging to see all sides (and innards) of infrastructure?

While thinking these thoughts, I did this.

Looking at these gifs, I'm also reminded of breathing, the cyclical nature of systems, and the movement going on within. Things aren't constant. There are periods of heightened activity, and periods of rest. I think I may have found my metaphor.

Shout out to Adele Ruppert and Xirui Zhang for their awesome work on this project.