More and more you'll see yourself exposed to a conversation where you meet with a techno architect, a visual artist, a musician or an industrial designer. For a start you and your tech knowledge will allow you to understand some of the jargon and somehow be accepted by the new age professionals until they start with their generative design trade-offs.
For those out there who don't know, Generative Design is a field from the CGI where images or animations are generated by a computer algorythm. Sounds familiar? Maybe the golden number, Pi the movie, Fibonacci rings a bell. Well in few words, a set of rules with some sort of variations that if controlled can generate amazing patterns impossible to replicate without the help of an "ordinateur". In a way, many of the functions of our 3d software or even AE are designed through algorythms that replicate certain "natural" functions in digital. Say the physics of mograph, Trapcode you name it.
Check this awseome lab specialized in generative design. Onformative. You'll trip with their achievements. If this is your thing check out our code and interactive tags, many posts about this type of design.