“Digital DNA” project explores potentials of 3D printing technologies in a contemporary context. Starting point was a digital language of a source code and its resembles to a DNA cell.
DNA is a nucleic acid that contains instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. DNA of the digital world is a source code. Source code is a code that enables computer to read and execute a specific file. It holds information about the file the way DNA holds information about a living organism.
“Digital DNA” organizes physical objects structure into levels of organization. Using a source code and computer algorithm from an element a module is created which stands as a digital DNA. The module is multiplied and connected into a pattern which covers the whole surface of an object and creates its structure. Module becomes the smallest structural unit of an object provided with information of a source code.
Objects forms “levels of organization” module-pattern-object. Just as the human body consists of cell - tissue - organism and their systems - the body.
Digital DNA documents the object in it self. Thus providing object with a narrative. Narrative about its digital identity. Objects, things and all artificial environment gains the same structure as the living organisms, bodies and nature.