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Fractals in Space

Apr 26, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Or, Mandelbrot Pilots and the Bubbleships from the Unknown. Download parameter file “circle05.zar” Forgive me for handing out weblinks and talking like a normal blog but variety can be a good thing and I stumbled on a really great blog/e-column/website yesterday. I forget what it was… Download parameter file “circle03.zar” Just joking, Digital Rising is […]

What is Algorithmic Art?

Apr 24, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “beaded01.zar” alien paintbrush astounding collisions between machine and canvas craters of creativity untouched and untouchable Download parameter file “beaded02.zar” the undrawable without imagination, beyond imagination the artist as theif robot savant the beauty of brainless thought Download parameter file “bulb01.zar” a leak in the fourth dimension oil-crankshaft-engine-art cast iron canvas masterpiece factory […]

They ran off to Venus

Apr 21, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “venus01.zar” They ran off to Venus looking for jobs, I told them, be realistic what will you do? Download parameter file “venus02.zar” They eventually got there sent a postcard back home but left when the adventure stopped being new. Download parameter file “venus03.zar” They made up a story about getting sick but […]

When hills are dreaming

Apr 17, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “hills01.zar” When hills are dreaming the wind is still, birds play by the river and ants stop working. Animals go underground to watch the scenes of drifting dreamery. Download parameter file “hills02.zar” Roots run into dreams and are told to stop. We live down here, say the roots. We’re part of the […]


Apr 14, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Download parameter file “zero01.zar” Between zero and infinityis the zoneof tentacles Download parameter file “zero02.zar” With every iterationfresh zeroes arrivethey climb the mountainto the place of 1.000then downwardand outwardto infinitythe other zero Download parameter file “zero04.zar” Iterate and bifurcatethe stalks and bubbles proliferateon their way to zero So far they comesuch distance they goarriving, departingthe […]

Fractal Crash Scene

Apr 10, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

There’s something intoxicating, I mean fascinating, about overwhelming force. Download parameter file “crash01.zar” I’ve always been curious about burning, blasting or crushing. I remember blowing up spray cans and burning up toys just for fun. Or rolling loose boulders off a cliff or hitting some small object thing with a sledge hammer. There was always […]

Tiera-Zon 2.7

Apr 07, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

Not all fractal programs do the same thing. I’m not sure why I wrote this program off back in the summer of 2002 when I discovered fractals. I downloaded almost every freeware fractal program I could find. I think now the reason I couldn’t get interested in it was because it didn’t make photo-realistic fractals […]

How Green was my Wasteland

Apr 05, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

While checking out the L-systems on Fractal ViZion, I re-visited another cool thing this program does. “Random Landscapes — 3D rendering using ray-traced mid-point displacement algorithm” That’s how the author, Terry Gintz describes it in the help manual. (You can get a trial version of the program here.) I’d probably say, “Random Wastelands — Do […]

Fractal ViZion L-systems

Apr 03, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

“Random Lsystems — 3D turtle graphics with ray-traced highlights.” That’s a serious techno-label from the help manual for the spectacular turbo-turtle dance frenzy that ends with a pile of freaked-out, electrified foliage. Here’s what they start out like. Half the fun is just watching the program draw the freaky blueprints for the L-system mutants. I’ve […]


Mar 29, 2006 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments - Standard

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