One of Whitney’s hallmarks was his implementation of Differential Motion in his various projects. It’s a simple process that yields interesting results, and ultimately served to encapsulate his overall life philosophy. And I have to agree, to an extent, I… Read more
First, apologies for the corny title, but hey, it’s late.
I thought it would be worth making a quick note to go over how the trails are constructed, as they are the centerpiece of the overall effect. I’d love to… Read more
While it was easy enough to get one object running on the spline, finding an efficient way to direct many objects, while still giving them some “autonomy” was not immediately clear. But again, it was a matter of marrying some… Read more
Getting to the Points
Since artifish is actually a splinter project, the groundwork for the core functions had already been laid. Still, as we are interested in sharing the process, it’s worth taking a look.
A spline is a virtual… Read more
As I mentioned in the description, I’d been working on an interactive version of John Whitney’s Matrix III. If you haven’t seen the film, and you’re even mildly interested in computer-generated art, this is a must see .
In… Read more
Few will argue that gazing into an aquarium of beautiful fish can be relaxing, soothing, even meditative. There is something about the arc of their path, the slow pulsing of the tail and fins. . . the reflective ripples that… Read more
WaveMaker is Memetic Arts’ free, web-based application for producing realtime Generative Art (aka Algorithmic Art or Computational Art). When Version 1.0 is released, its interaction format will follow the well-known “Explorer” pattern, in which the user can modify a set… Read more
When I first saw Fabian Oefner’s work I, like most everyone else, was immediately struck by its intensity, vividness and sheer beauty. Some of it reminded me of Keith Haring’s trademark patterns and colors (like the image above, from the… Read more
I’m happy to announce that we’ve just released version 0.6 of WaveMaker, an open-source application for creating gorgeous generative art right in your browser.
WaveMaker was initially developed internally as a tool for generating wave-like patterns for the background images… Read more