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Small Colorful Things

Sep 10, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

  Is there such a thing as Higher Art? Is there such a thing as Lower Art? Does an “expert” evaluation of an artwork, or an entire art form in general, mean anything beyond simply being one person’s vote for or against a type of art? Are there standards by which artwork can be measured […]


Sep 10, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

  It’s odd how simple algorithms can be tweaked and twisted into producing complex images. That’s what makes algorithmic creativity so exciting — you never know what you will discover and how effortless — or how much fun — it will be. (If you have Fyre, you can open up any of these four images […]

X-Ray Tales

Sep 08, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Image NotesThe usual ghostscape, shatterscape creation; An image, multicrystal.8bf-ed, mirror-mirrored and then Extractor 1-ed. The second image is just a negative of the first — the old invert trick works well in black and white. Like an X-ray, it reveals things you could never have imagined and perhaps would never want to imagine. I don’t […]

When I told NASA I had a formula

Sep 04, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Image NotesMade in Capow before I learned how to turn off the perimeter guidelines that made everything look like it was in a swimming pool, contruction site, crime scene — or a baking pan.

Savage Enthusiasm

Sep 02, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Over the very few years I’ve been involved in Computer Art I’ve come to recognize two groups of people: Us and Them. Ha, ha. Just joking. Or maybe not. First, there are “enthusiasts”: people who get involved with Computer Art because they find it exciting. The enthusiasts (no capital, enthusiasts don’t have labels) are simply […]

Cellular Automata Pollockus

Aug 27, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

(Above) Made in Capow with the usual settings of 2D wave or heat, and the 3D view settings of Sheet, colored lines, med. res., and none of those science class guidelines that are drawn by default (Capow is an extremely nerdy program). Pollock had his drip paintings, I have my “click” paintings. One interesting comment […]

Creative Dithering

Aug 25, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Dithering can have creative effects. Although dithering is intended to be a way of reducing the number of colors in an image while minimizing the loss of quality, or minimizing the change to the appearance of the image (by using a pattern of dots mixed together to simulate extra colors), it can also provide a […]

Opus Extractimus

Aug 24, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

I think the fertile places of computer art, are ones where graphic recombination takes place. Here, I’ve taken a Sterlingware fractal which I think is interesting enough on it’s own because it has such a wide variety of detail and applied a simple combination of effects that combines the talents of each one. To take […]

The Story of Land

Aug 23, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

You don’t have to read between the lines to know the story of land.The outline says enough.The outline says it louder. There are no details in the story of land.No footprints, no fires.No voice except the wind. It is a place of sharp sunlight and cavernous shadow.Simple and sufficient to tell the story of land. […]

Positive and Negative

Aug 22, 2008 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Something I learned quite quickly when I first started playing with computer graphics (it’s just a hobby, nothing serious) by making millions of seamless tiles in “The” Gimp was always invert an image to see what it looks like. For starters, it’s really easy, and for finishers, it often has a powerful transformational effect which […]