Edo:I really like this idea that you can set up a bunch of fairly simple rules and when you execute those simple rules you create something much more complex: emergent patterns that are not at all inferable from the original rules.
We could do this workshop multiple times, create other custom rules every time, and thus have very different results every time. The result of this evenings session is just one of many.This workshop is based on a previous one we did.
Each turn a participant first draws one straight line:
Then, only in the first two turns, (s)he must fill in a custom-rule-card and give it to the next participant:
A complete set of filled in custom-rule-cards, used for the session in the video:
Custom rules used for the session in the video:
Your red line must cross a blue line in the middle.
The direction of your red line must be parallel to the nearest black line.
The start of your black line must be at a tip of a green line.
The length of your black line must be the same as the nearest blue line.
The start of your green line must be at a tip of the last drawn red line.
The direction of your green line must be perpendicular to the nearest blue line.
The start of your blue line must be on the last drawn black line.
The length of your blue line must be half the length of the last drawn green line.