Emergent Behavior by Thomas Jackson

Thomas Jackson in his Emergent Behavior series, photographs airborne swarms of common objects like post-it notes, cheese balls, and plates inspired by self-organized ’emergent’ systems in nature as termite mounds, schooling fish and flocking birds.

By constructing the pieces from unexpected materials and placing them in environments where they seemĀ  least to belong, I aim to tweak the margins of our visual vocabulary, and to invite fresh interpretations of everyday things.