Brash Phone

https://elputnam.github.io/BrashPhone/ I am continuing my play with different visual elements and interactions with the screen. Here I contrast the circular form with the flickering pixelated square, with the concentrentic circles bringing to mind the traces of a finger print. The circles are repelled by the square, which move in correlation with the mouse/finger on touchscreen, …

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Past Mars

https://elputnam.github.io/PastMars/ For this sketch I appropriated code from Generative Design. I ended up not modifying it much — just making the dotted line non-visible — but I added a new element that interferes with the generative drawing. The dot patterns that respond to the movement of the mouse/finger on touch pad disrupt the placement of …

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Standing Whimsey

https://elputnam.github.io/StandingWhimsey/ I am continuing to work with the theme of time and representations of time, with an emphasis on the relativity of events. There is a quality of action and reaction — moving the mouse changes the cycling patterns of the time cones. I have left the background semi-transparent to add a persistent quality of …

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Firefly Burnout

https://elputnam.github.io/FireflyBurnout/ The inspiration for this sketch comes from a number of sources. Artist Amelia Winger-Bearskin created a banner for the #2020 Awakening Project in the US that states “What is made bright by the loss of your light?” This statement, made in solidarity with mothers and femme caretakers, encapsulates the ongoing grind of this pandemic, …

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Wandering Error

https://elputnam.github.io/WanderingError/ This sketch is based on code from Generative Design, which involves the creation of growing arrays. It involves growth structure of complex shapes from agents, reflecting the growth processes of plants and minerals (Generative Design 112). I modified the code to include interactive elements, where the user influence changes the process of growth — …

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Intriguing Relativity

https://elputnam.github.io/IntriguingRelativity/ I am continuing to work in 3D, with this sketch returning to representations and sensations of passing time. Inspired by Carlo Rovelli‚Äôs book The Order of Time, I am responding to the limited and inaccurate attempts to quantify time through visual representations, like the clock. Here I work with the hour glass shape that …

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Beautiful Game

https://elputnam.github.io/BeautifulGame/ I have been working on variations of a theme as I continue to experiment with the form of the mobius strip, after receiving some feedback that the form of the strip tends to have a “science-y” quality to it. It is not surprising, since as a geometric form it is engages with such mathematical …

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Debugging

https://elputnam.github.io/Debugging/ I have finally made the jump and started with 3D. I was trying to create a Mobius strip in reference to the Mobius Artists Group, which I have been part of since 2009. I did not anticipate the challenge of producing this digital object, though managed to find some code to adapt in the …

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Paper Flowers

https://elputnam.github.io/PaperFlowers/ I continue to work with the grid theme, adapting code from the Wireframe sketch. The pink overlaying shapes, or what loosely take the form of flowers, is adapted code from the shape example presented in the Generative Design book. The combination of pseudorandomness with user interaction has been an ongoing aspect of exploration throughout …

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Atom Riverbed

https://elputnam.github.io/AtomRiverbed/ I make interfaces messy, leaving traces of entropy as afterimages of gesture. This sketch is more of a doodle, combining aspects of previous sketches. It is a means to pass the time while making; to adapt, combine forms and colours in different ways, and just see what happens. As part of this process, I …

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