Asemic Illustration I

Uninterpretable technical diagrams in the asemic writing tradition. This is a place and test algorithm using four geometric objects. The point source object, a randomly placed position from which everything manifests. The arc, a curved line with a centroid around some point source object. The radiant, a straight line that originates on an arc and…

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Penrose Substitution

This sketch uses a tile substitution method for constructing highly ordered aperiodic tilings. Each construction is made entirely from just two basic shapes. The shapes are triangles. Commonly called the ‘half-kite’ and ‘half-dart’ , they are derived from the pentagon and described in depth by Roger Penrose. There are two substitution rules for each triangle.…

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Shipibo Pattern

The Shipibo are an indigenous tribe that live in the Amazon Jungle in Peru. During ceremony, a particular pattern is seen and heard by these people as a description of the reality of nature. I have seen it too. The visual pattern is not what is actually witnessed, but an attempt to represent it in…

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Buddhabrot

The Buddhabrot Set is a re-visualization of the familiar Mandelbrot Set using a technique invented by Melinda Green. Instead of selecting points on the real-complex plane, initial points are selected at random from the image region. The point is iterated through the function, z = zˆ2 + c, where z has components in both the…

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Concentric Paths

Concentric maze walking lines emanate from a central location alternating between ages of light and dark. Each path has a limited number of cycles through the machine. The path explodes into a tiny brilliant dot on its last cycle. A variation in which paths begin on a ring and emanate inward. Download Source Code Programmed…

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Vesica Piscis: You, Me, We

A meditative geometric construction of our relationship. This algorithm begins with two congruent circles labeled ‘you’ and ‘me’. The circle can be considered an individual’s entire perceptual awareness. As we become close, the intersection of our awareness is highlighted. This geometric construction is sometimes called the vesica piscis. Then complexity arises, as new ideas and…

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