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I am experimenting with using computer code to generate art. This is different from using say, Photoshop where human input is usually the primary impetus for artistic expression. In my case, I’d like to see if the computer algorithms themselves, some of which encapsulate natural laws of physics, can be used as the primary expressive impetus.

The works you see here are the output of computer programs written in the C++ computer language. The creative process usually starts with some idea of what visual effect I’d like to create, or what concept I’d like to visualise. Then I write code to tell my computer what I’d like to see. (gross simplification, but generally not incorrect!) I cannot predict exactly what will show up on screen. Almost always, what shows up surprises in some way. This is sometimes due to the way complexity arises even though simple laws are used. This makes the endeavor all the more appealing.

redbubble does not allow me to show 100% crops of the works. Sometimes the beauty of a piece lies in intricate detail not easily seen on the redbubble presentation. Should you find the work here interesting enough to want a closer look, do visit my blog.

Thanks and hope you enjoy the art!

  • Joined: March 2009

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