Hello, I'm Jamel Tayeb! My passion lies in DIY projects, electronics, vintage computers, calculators, aviation, and more. I've always been fascinated by the intersection of technology and creativity. For me, computers are not just tools; they are an art form that allows for endless possibilities of expression.

Back in 1981, I fell head over heels for computers, and I've been hooked ever since. Give me a computer and a power source, and I can make anything! I've always considered computers to be more than mere tools; they are instrumental in shaping our societies and have become key instruments for creation and invention.

While some may view computers solely as utilitarian devices, I firmly believe they hold immense artistic potential. I'm curious to hear from fellow creators about how they use computers in their own creative processes. Sure, we all need computers to share our creations, but what about during the inception and realization stages? I invite you to share your thoughts and experiences.

Throughout my creative journey, I've explored various ventures. In the late 80s and early 90s, I was captivated by computer graphics. Back then, image synthesis was still in its infancy, and I dreamt of simulating the entire universe with the right models and sufficient computing power. It was during this time that I had the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team at the Centre d'Informatique et de Méthodologie en Architecture (CIMA), where I contributed to developing 3D software. This experience sparked my fascination with the algorithmic beauty of nature and the limitless possibilities of algorithms themselves.

Generative algorithms have played a significant role in my creative pursuits. Cellular automata, like Conway's Game of Life, have inspired me to recognize biological patterns, such as those seen in seashells. I've also explored algorithms inspired by the morphogenesis of multi-cellular organisms. I firmly believe that an organism is the expression of a program, and there is much we can learn from biology and physics when it comes to massively parallel programming. It's incredible to witness the beauty of these programs and the art they can create.

I'm passionate about sharing knowledge and inspiring others. If you're interested in generative design, I highly recommend exploring Processing, an open-source software designed with creators in mind. It provides a straightforward programming language and focuses on graphic arts and dynamic performances. Additionally, books like "Generative Design" by Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Groß, and Julia Laub can serve as valuable resources.

I'm always open to discussions and feedback on these fascinating topics. I would love to hear your experiences and thoughts! Together, let's continue pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity in the ever-evolving world we live in.