Tag: art from code

Art From Code: Sing Me to Sleep

I have, for as long as I can remember, always had a very interesting relationship with sleep. Whether it be struggling to fall, failing to do it at all, or getting too much of it, sleep–and all that accompanies it–…

Art From Code: Right Down the Middle!

by Nina Brown As soon as I discovered the concept of a conference project the first thing that came to my mind was designing some sort of video game. As my familiarity with coding increased and my ability to bring…

Art From Code: The Way Home

My conference project is titled “The Way Home”. I intentionally did not want to just title it “Home”, even though it might seem like the end where the character arrives home is the most important part. To me, the process…

Art From Code: Adventures with Holger Lippmann

Classically trained as a painter and sculpture, Holger Lippmann became enthralled with generative art, and it soon became indispensable to him. In 2007 he “started seriously working with processing.” It had opened him up to a whole new world.  Now,…

Art From Code: Oil and Lavender

For my conference project, I wanted to explore the feeling of being in a car during a long road trip. This concept may seem simple enough, yet through the creation of this project I discovered how complex the idea became. …

Art from Code: Miami Beach Coaster Club

A look inside my evolving project As I pursue computer science, I am interested to see what directions I can go in with coding. My first idea for my conference project was to build a bouncing jelly bean simulator. You…

Art from Code: Class Response to Grace Hertlein

For our last assignment of the semester, we were inspired by Grace Hertlein, a computer artist who uses nature as a source of creativity. To recreate similar art, we used the Perlin noise function. This is similar to using the…

Art From Code: Molnar’s Gradualism and the Quest for Mathematical Beauty

I am not very good at math. Some would say that I am, in fact, a menace when it comes to anything more than simple addition. However, I am constantly fascinated by the way math and art combine in code,…

Art from Code: Molnar and Repetition

My previous article (Art from Code: Time, Space, and Spacetime), analyzed the heavily debated question: is computational art really art? If we dig deeper into the debate between computer generated art and conventional art, we’ll find the more nuanced argument…

Art From Code: A Response to Vera Molnar

After reading about Vera Molnar’s art making process of starting with a base code and then altering one aspect of the code (a variation of one parameter), I have come to view repetition in a new way. I’m realizing that…

Art From Code: Understanding the works of Vera Molnar

Working in the realm of computer designed art using coding opens your eyes to a new world of possibilities because any idea you form can be presented digitally with a few clicks of a button. Anything your creative mind desires…

Art From Code: A Response to Vera Molnar

Repetition can be tedious, like when you’re working at a desk every day. It feels like you’re doing the same thing over and over. However, repetition can become something great, like when you go for a walk every morning. From…

Art from Code: Molnar Gradualism

The repetition of each loop I created are not dull and monotonous purely because they are repetitive in their nature. Instead, they are creative and lend themselves to meaning with each repetition. They grow and build off each other to…

Art from Code: Understanding Repetition and Routine through Molnar

The word repetition dates back to Latin roots and by defintion, it means the action of repeating something that has already been done. Molnar’s practiced style of repeating is similar to a pyshcological idea Freud presented in 1914. Repetition Compulsion…

Art from Code: (a modern display of the brush)

As I began to work with Processing, the Javascript code animator application, I began to understand a different language. At first, I was able to pick up the basics easily. I understand the fundamentals of code because, like any mechanism,…

Art from Code: Molnar Inspired Pattern

Generating patterns through computer programming gives you the feeling that you are cheating. I am not sure who or what you are cheating, but making different iterations of designs in seconds pushes artistic creativity to a new level. When I…

Art From Code: The Early Experiments

In the beginning… What both terrified and intrigued me most about the concept of Art From Code was the prospect of using a complex and computational software to create something that I love: art. Before ever embarking on this journey,…

Art from Code: Molnar Response

In creating my code, changing only one aspect each time, I was able to experience the gradualism that Molnar spoke of. It is perhaps one of my favorite projects that we’ve worked on in Art from Code. I think that…

Art From Code: Watch

Those who think computational art is not creative because it’s “made by a machine” are unfairly disregarding what the real people coding that art bring to the project. Code is another way to bring ideas to life just like painting…

Art from Code: Early Experiments

In my sophomore year, I took an Intro to Programming class in Python. The next semester I took a Data Structures and Algorithms course using Java, and I became hooked on coding. Coming into college, I was excited to pursue…