​Expanded Cinema


“Inside the reflections of this vista, you will see yourself”

Inspired by infection simulation during the pandemic, Petri.Vista is a complex system that simulates human phenomena with autonomous agents. Those digital creatures are triggered by different events and their memories, then react with each other. They are causing an aerial view of the cityscape inside a digital petri dish.

Likewise, humans begin with cells; the agents begin with one dot and grow into different shapes depending on their DNA. Rely on how they explore and learn from their surroundings; they will create buildings, give births, get infected or relocate their home location.

With proper amounts of time to cultivate, will disclose the nature of those agents. Audiences may discover patterns or meanings behind those actions analyze the logic behind different phenomenons to reflect real-world life. But how to define real? Isn’t it another complex system?