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Aran Dasan

MA work

What happens if products were able to behave more like animals? If they could breed and raise offspring? If they could mutate?


This project is about creating products with DNA. This enables a population of products to behave like a community of organisms: products compete for survival, bear children, mutate and die, their DNA being manipulated digitally in the background. Most importantly, they will evolve.


This is a process where the fittest survive according to our own whims and aesthetic judgment, thus driving the evolution of the products forward.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2012

  • What happens if products were able to behave more like animals? If they could breed and raise offspring? If they could mutate?


    This project is about creating products with DNA. This enables a population of products to behave like a community of organisms: products compete for survival, bear children, mutate and die, their DNA being manipulated digitally in the background. Most importantly, they will evolve.


    This is a process where the fittest survive according to our own whims and aesthetic judgment, thus driving the evolution of the products forward.


  • Degrees

  • BA MEng (Hons), Engineering, Cambridge University, 2010
  • Experience

  • Head of technical development, Illuminarium Ltd, Bristol/London, 2011 to present; Internship (innovation consultant), Innovia Technology, Cambridge, 2009; Internship (structural engineer), Ramboll Whitby Bird, Cambridge, 2007; Internship (landscape architect), Lloyd Bore Landscape & Ecology, Canterbury, 2005–6
  • Exhibitions

  • Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; Foroba Yelen – London Design Festival, Royal College of Art, 2012; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2012; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2011
  • Awards

  • Industrial Design Studentship, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, 2010