About the Book
Watching Europa is the documentation of my animation project of the same name. My animation works use mathematics-based image synthesis to examine the mechanics of biology, and to attempt to capture something of the excitement that infuses the scientific process of discovery. There is a seductive and beautiful mystery here: mathematics is clearly embedded deep in our world, and yet we understand little of its mechanism in biological systems. In my work, I’m attempting to draw a direct link between the discarnate maths objects the viewer sees on the screen and lifeforms they know from the real world, in order to provoke the contemplation of a profound wonder. The book features stills from the animation with additional images that for one reason or another didn't make it into the film.