__Lineage Wall__

*Critic: Keller Easterling*

One geometrically determined thing needs to multiply into a population of no discreet form, where the origin or the order are no longer identifiable. The result has to display and store 100 shoes.

The strategy here is using the logic of cellular automaton through the Wolfram notation as a means to determine the system of infinite aggregation. A cellular automaton is a collection of “colored” cells on a grid that evolves through a number of discrete steps according to a set of rules based on the states of neighboring cells. The rules are then applied iteratively for as many time steps as desired.

Elementary cellular automata is the simplest class of one-dimensional cellular automata, and have two possible values for each cell (0 or 1) and rules that depend only on nearest neighbor values. As a result, the evolution of an elementary cellular automaton can completely be determined by the state a given cell will have in the next generation based on the value of the cell to its left, the value the cell itself, and the value of the cell to its right.

The resulting lineage of cells determines the way in which the discreet form of the cube is divided and stacked to create the “shoe-wall.” Each cube consists of the genetic code for the next multiplication, and yet their aggregate disguises the logic’s simplicity.