Sand Bubbler Art
Sand bubblers are crabs of the genera Dotilla and Scopimera which are known to produce remarkable patterns and structures at tropical beaches. From these pattern-making abilities, we may draw inspiration for digital visual art. A recent paper by Hendrik Richter, Visual art inspired by the collective feeding behavior of sand-bubbler crabs, proposed a simple mathematical model and designed an algorithm creating such sand-bubbler patterns artificially. An extension of the algorithm additionally enables controlling and guiding generative evolution of the art-making process and thus connects to generative art.
Some examples and videos are presented below.
External pages showing examples of sand-bubbler pattern
Some videos showing sand bubblers at tropical beaches, as well as creating artificial pattern by a generative algorithm, as to be found at YouTube