thedotisblack is a platform for research design that aims on the development of design knowledge through generative drawings made with code. The multidisciplinary design concept behind thedotisblack attempts to combine visual narratives and natural science studies, sound analysis and data visualization. In general, thedotisblack focuses on simple rules in code that utilize basic design principles that can be overlapped, merged or used for further development. In this context, geometry plays an important role as it enables a circular argument that brings things together while providing direction and flexibility. At the same time, coding does not only emphasize on the relationship among its parts but also enables the potential for a high and unexpected complexity of the whole that can be controlled. thedotisblack is exploring this complexity and control. thedotisblack was launched by David Mrugala, a German architect, designer and educator who currently lives in Seoul.