Andreas Nicolas Fischer is a Berlin-based designer/artist, who was born in Munich in 1982. He divides his time between Rio de Janeiro and Berlin, where he is studying Digital Media at the Berlin University of the Arts, led by Professor Joachim Sauter. "WACHSTUM" is an image, rendered from a computer application which was written in the programming language Java. The application follows algorithms, which define the parameters of the growth process. Each time the application is being run, it creates one unique image over time. The piece was inspired by theoretical botany and the growth process in nature.