So, what did I do with my spring break? Firstly: More time with my kids! Secondly: I interpreted the Stephen Colbert portrait with my own artistic vision. And, yes! I did it with algorithms and particle collisions!
I've submitted my work. I hope I dotted all of my i's and crossed all of my t's. I hope they take a look. And, of course, I hope they like it!
I'm not sure how long it will take for them to make a decision. But eventually, if they don't select my work, I'll post it here.
Of the entries shown so far, my absolute favorite is by Jack Pycior!
Update: they still haven't updated the gallery, so I've posted a view of my interpretation of the Stephen Colbert Portrait here on my blog. I call it "Particle Colbert". It's a generative art piece created with custom code.
And here is the animated version of my Colbert portrait (in video).