Tag: art from code

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…

Art From Code: A Funky Little Worm on a Funky Little Planet

My initial worries for this class came on the first day, where I struggled to unzip the Processing folder and almost accidentally factory reset my laptop. I’m not tech savvy, and already the realm of computational art seemed far beyond…

Drawing Machines: Found Machines

by Sonia Simon My found machine is the motor of a clock. I’m not sure where the clock went but the motor has lived in my basement for over a decade. On of those items that you’re always afraid to…

Drawing Machines: Text Rain and go_crazy

My project was inspired by Camille Utterback’s Text Rain. Utterback works primarily in digital and digital interactive art. Her work ranges from being projected onto building to complex forms of painting using the body. Since Text Rain, Utterback has worked…

Art from Code: Stuck in a Loop

For my Art From Code conference project, I wanted to create a looping, cinematic scene. I got the idea from the class skyline assignment, where we were to create a moving skyline, looping hopefully seamlessly from one end of the…

Art From Code: A Response to Grace Hertlein

In a report, Hertlein compared the computer art on display and creators present at the 1975 International Conference of Computers and the Humanitites (ICCH) and what was displayed on the 1968 exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity. She uses the comparison to note…

Art From Code: A Response to Vera Molnár

Vera Molnár, as one of the pioneers of computer art, was really interested in repetition and changing her work one parameter one at a time. As a practice, I have several elements I wanted to experiment with repetition and randomness,…

Conference Project: Pixelated Memories

Going into this conference project, I really had no idea what I wanted to create. At the beginning of the semester, Angela and I had discussed where my interests laid both inside and outside of the class. In class, I…

Art From Code: A Response to Georg Nees

This week we were tasked to respond to the thinking of George Nees, a mathematician who became a pioneer in computer arts. He started making drawings with the use of a plotter, employing it as a drawing machine and utilising…

Art From Code: A Response to Vera Molnar

Some artists might start out their process toward a work of art with rules, with a grammar, but Vera Molnar tries to develop rules as she goes. These rules are derived through repetition, a process she calls “experimental methods of…

Art From Code: A Response to Grace Hertlein

For this assignment I began with a for loop that rotates an ellipse. The ellipse is generate by incrementing a variable in the loop as well as through randomness. The sketch draws itself and continues to do so until the…

Art from Code: A Response to Georg Nees

When examining Georg Nees’s work, I became perplexed with his ability to seamlessly alter his structures using ‘randomization.’ I love the thought of messing with set, orderly structures, however, I am usually a bit afraid to randomize aspects of my…

Art From Code: A Response to Georg Nees

For my response to Georg Nees I did three separate instances of a pattern showing random progression. By doing this I was able to experiment with three different formal patterns but lost some experience by not sticking with one pattern…

Art From Code: A Response to Vera Molnár

The images above are my series inspired by Vera Molnár’s work and the concept of gradualism. Coming into this assignment, I thought that I had a clear vision as to what type of design I wanted to create. As I…

Art ∞ Code – Climbing Fractal Evolutô

  Nature is unfathomable beyond our imagination. In my humble attempt to re-create natural phenomenons, I gained a deeper awe of its sheer intricacy. One of the most vital rewards I gained from my project was, a more profound grasp…

Art from Code: A Response to Georg Nees

In order to interpret and mimic what Georg Nees did with his art work we first have to understand his ideas and heuristics to do so. Georg Nees was a mathematician who was a student of Bense in the University if…

Art From Code: Beyond 184

It’s all been leading up to this. Let’s have a little urban fantasy. You’re on top of a skyscraper. You look down, and you see the neon world below. It’s beautiful, it’s alive. And I wanted to capture that. To…

Art from Code: Little Big Lines

Learning to code this semester has been one hell of a journey. I’m not that proud to say I’ve cried about coding, but I have. There are witnesses. But it has been a worthy experience, and an important one.  I…