The wonder of the world is so much deeper than we are. I dreamed last night of steel foam. Today I searched to see what I could find and easily located this engineering website where I learned that such a thing exists, is being tested, and is perhaps being used. Here's a link to the site and a PDF of the presentation.

I have also wondered about how we could grow steel so that the complex structures of living plants might somehow be fostered in physical space the way it is in computer generated graphics, simple rules iterating, randomizing, erring and correcting. The rusty stalagmites that you see on old ship wrecks and submerged iron structures means that it must be somewhat possible.

Probably, I should quit reading Christopher Alexander before going to bed. 

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