Sugar Inc
Candy Floss, a soft confection made from pure sugar, when heated and spun into slim threads, forms an object resembling a mass of cotton. Looking closer at its three dimensional structure, one discovers an extremely dense network: a constantly changing system that is highly interconnected, incrementally varied and yet entirely made out of self-similar fibres. Sugar Inc. conducted experiments on candy floss formations through various analogue machines, which would allow sugar to self-organize in different controlled environments. At microscopic level, the nature of the sugar fibrous system is inherently random and redundant and forms a distributed structural network that reacts to different environmental forces. This rule-based formation and behaviour of Candy Floss became a driver and inspiration for the development of algorithms later on and its properties constitute the structural principles used to achieve the high-rise urban mesh.