The projection is generated by a networked system of surveillance cameras, a microphone, and a computer. The visualization changes in correlation with the developing flow of information sent to the computer by the networked sensors, creating an audio/visual composite of the surrounding space. Motion, time, and noise are all variables which passively affect the resulting stream of imagery, causing this system to exist as simultaneously a producer and its product. Time does not change but is the very form of change itself.

Autopoiesis was installed in the Leidy Atrium of the Brown Center at MICA in Spring of 2015, illuminating the glass surface of the building with audio and visual information gathered from the surrounding environment.

In March of 2015, experiments were conducted to resolve the final location of the installation. This location was considered due to its high visibility from street traffic on Mt Royal Avenue.

A screenshot of the sketch created in PureData