Algorithmic Jellyfish

What: Code simulation of a jellyfish in uncharted waters
How: openFrameworks
Who: I wrote the code. A mastermind mathematician friend of mine helped with final touches on the equations.

The jellyfish was done as a monthly project for the course “Creative Computing” at Parsons School for Design. The only requirement was to do something cool with openFrameworks. I’ve always been obsessed with jellyfishes and their strange grace, so I spent weeks researching the physics and aesthetics of their movements and tried to replicate them with code.

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