A research project designed to investigate algorithmic representation of the modern nation state focused through the tensions inherent in camouflage patterning. The practical need for concealment finds itself in contrast with the need or wish to project an identity, and through the history of military camouflage and it’s multiple layerings of appropriation through various (sub)cultures it has become loaded with meaning that may not be immediately apparent.
These tensions and history are explored through a reverse-engineering of the Netherlands Fractal Pattern, to create a camouflage for the Dutch cultural phenomenon “Oranje”.
For more information on the background of the project: Introducing The National Algorithm
Concept & Design:
Sjef van Gaalen
The National Algorithm is supported by a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL program for Digital Culture.