Thursday, April 28, 2011
Aside from the awe factor, there were little phrases dropped here and there. Little phrases and ideas that really resonated with my own geeky brain. The most vibrant was the whole concept of symbolizing approximation. How do we let go of irrelevant details, and make our computational lives easier and more efficient?
I will certainly have to explore this more.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Picked up a run of test prints today. These are from my KaleiCell series. The repeated units in the pattern are made with illustrations of organelles from a biology project I worked on for GalaxyGoo.
As I'm still figuring out printing, I'm experimenting in small batches. These came out great. I will have to do more.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Well, it looks like they're not updating the Stephen Colbert Portrait Gallery. So, I'll go ahead post my entry here. I had a lot of fun with this one,and can't resist showing it off.
I went way outside my usual color pallet for this piece, since Red, White, and Blue seemed so perfect for Colbert. I converted the original to grey-scale, to better complement the color scheme. As the particles collide, they draw a sample of pixels from the original. Over time, the fringe grows. I ran several versions, for various time spans, and found that running for less time had a more dramatic effect as a portrait.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Another experiment, tracing particle collisions within the constraints of Fibonacci sequence defined spaces. A little noise makes things more interesting.
It amazes me how much the prints look like they've been drawn with pastels.