No Two of these Computer-Generated Geode Puzzles Are Alike

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Recently, many designers have created products inspired by the distinctive beauty of geodes. Much like the mineral itself, each dazzling creation is unique, from a handcrafted cake to handmade ceramics. Design studio Nervous System has taken this trend to another level, culminating in computer-generated geode puzzles that are truly one-of-a-kind.

Each puzzle contains about 180 birch plywood pieces that together form the colorful, concentric bands of an agate. These “slices of algorithmic rocks” are created using a computer simulation that mimics the growth of crystals and generates color from a pool of photographs. This fascinating approach results in one-off images, “each with its own unique shape and topography of layers that references an artificial geology.”

In addition to each puzzle's special shape, this algorithm is also responsible for the individual pieces' complex silhouettes—and the skill required to put them together. “This puzzle is cut in a dense, maze-like cut pattern,” Nervous System explains. “The extreme intertwining and high piece count make [this] our hardest cut style.”

If you think you could rock this challenge, you can pick up your own algorithmic puzzle from the My Modern Met Store. Remember, no two geodes are alike—so while puzzlers can pick their preferred color scheme, everything else is digital destiny.

Each geode puzzle by Nervous System is truly one-of-a-kind.

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Made using a computer simulation, the algorithmic puzzles feature a complex, maze-like design.

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Think you could rock this challenge? Pick up your own unique jigsaw from the My Modern Met Store.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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