RCA SHOW 2012

Aran Dasan

Innovation Design Engineering


Survival of the Fittest


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.



+44 (0)7891 701 896

aran.dasan@network.rca.ac.uk

www.akgraphics.co.uk


Supported by: Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851


CV

Degrees

BA MEng Hons, Engineering, Cambridge University, 2010

Experience

Head of technical development, Illuminarium Ltd, Bristol/London, 2011-present; Intern (innovation consultant), Innovia Technology, Cambridge, 2009; Intern (structural engineer), Ramboll Whitby Bird, Cambridge, 2007; Intern (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, London, 2012; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2012; Work-in-progress show, Royal College of Art, London, 2011

Awards

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