Art from Code

Art From Code: Scaredy Cat

This code project aims to digitally manifest a dream world in which my cat, Tofu, is the protagonist. When run, the code generates a room featuring various furniture and fixtures that I imagine my cat would choose if decorating her…

Art From Code: It All Starts with a Line

“A thousand readers get a thousand different stories when reading the same book;” This was my mother’s theory whenever we disagreed. When I was younger, I always thought that was just my mother’s excuse to get out of an argument…

Art from Code: INTERACTIVE_EXPERIENCE

Clicking on the post, you have been transported to a wholly new and unfamiliar landscape. You are surrounded by rolling hills of a deep blue now, pitching and shifting ever so slightly in the early evening light. Fish swim through…

Art from Code: Doeheaded

Growing up, I had a lot of problems. I still do. Mental illness plagued my life. It weighed on me immensely, and sometimes I feel so suffocated by it, it’s almost like I’m wearing a mask or helmet, blurring my…

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: Early Experiments

by Nina Brown Through the course of this class learning coding and computer generated art I have explored many different elements of art with the multitude of pieces I’ve created. My favorite elements of the art projects I created during…

Art From Code: Molnar Gradualism and Repetition

When working on creating patterns using repetition, I did not have a particular vision of how my end result should look. Rather, I played around with color palette, shapes, placement, size, and other key elements of a composition. Even changing…

Art From Code: Molnar

Creating patterns through repetition was definitely an interesting experience for me. Honestly, at first, I wasn’t really understanding the appeal of gradualism. But as I began working to create my own set of patterns, I found it extremely interesting to…

Art from Code: A Walk through the Woodway

Imagine you are on your way to see a revolutionary show. You are not quite sure what exactly will happen or who will be there but you are certain that a quality experience is destined to occur. You arrive at…

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: My Life in Quarantine: A Graphic Novel

For my conference project, I wanted to create an interactive comic book based on the manga I brought with me to college. At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted my comic book to be about. I had the opportunity…

Art From Code: Jumping Johnny

When the conference project was first assigned, I knew I wanted to create some form of a side scrolling game. As I began to work on this project, I was fortunate enough to find a drawing program that I could…

Art From Code: Collage

When a collage was assigned to our class, I remember being very excited to create something abstract with deep meaning. This past summer, I enrolled in an art class offered by the college called Material Abstractions. Throughout the class, we…

Art From Code: Early Experiments

When we were first given the prompt for this project, I knew I wanted to create some alien/insect like figure. I wasn’t too sure how I was going to create it, but I ended up just getting started anyways. My…

Heart Space: 2D Meets 3D

Covid-19 had drastically altered the presence of visual and studios arts. For one, it’s in the name: visual and studio arts. It’s meant to be seen by eyes, heard by ears, experienced by bodies, and even sometimes felt by fingers….

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…