November 4, 2010


It’s about time for an update…I was super busy this summer and fall with work/school/life. Yet I am still working quite hard on researching and creating novel methods for image making using generative methods. These images were created with a processing sketch that utilizes springs and particles. The program allows you to enter a string. Then that string’s type is traced out, thus rendering its outline. This outline consists of a set of points. These points are transformed into particles, which are connected (via springs) to other particles in their proximity. The springs apply force fo the particles which keeps them together and also apart. Then gravity is applied to these particles, which causes wet paint-like drips to form in the image (when the background of the image is not cleared of course). I interact with the decomposition of the text’s form via the mouse (soon to be the touch screen of an iPad). This interaction pushes particles away from the mouse’s position in such a way, that it resembles paint splattering on a canvas or a pseudo Jackson Pollock effect. The process of creating the image is fun, and really where the magic happens, where you can see the decomposition process unfold before your eyes. Check out the video and more images


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