Nervous System

Geode Puzzle
lasercut plywood jigsaw puzzle
[approx. 8.5 x 8.5 inches]
Generative 3D-printed Design

Media: Jewelry + Beads, Sculpture, Other: Puzzles + Code

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Artist Statement

Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we create computer simulations to generate designs and use digital fabrication to realize products.

Founded in 2007, Nervous System has pioneered the application of new technologies in design, including generative systems, 3D printing, and webGL. Nervous System releases online design applications that enable customers to co-create products in an effort to make design more accessible. These tools allow for endless design variation and customization.
Jessica Rosenkrantz graduated from MIT in 2005 and holds degrees in architecture and biology. Afterwards, she studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jesse Louis-Rosenberg also attended MIT, majoring in mathematics. He previously worked as a consultant for Gehry Technologies in building modeling and design automation.
Nervous System's designs have been featured in a wide range of publications, including WIRED, the New York Times, the Guardian, Metropolis, and Forbes. Jesse and Jessica have given talks on their generative design process in many forums, including MIT, Harvard, SIGGRAPH, and the Eyeo Festival. Their work is a part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.