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From Ant Colony Simulation to Natural Media Painting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cynthia Beth Rubin Nov 9, 2015. 1 Reply

While working on a program to implement an ant colony simulation, I discovered that I had a program that did a nice job of simulating natural media painting. The following landscape image is the…Continue

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Areas of Digital Art
Visual arts produced using both commercial 2D and 3D software packages as well as using software of my own design, Areas of creation include abstract, algorithmic, astronomical, and space art.
Website/Blog/YouTube/ or Viemeo site
When and how have you participated at SIGGRAPH Conferences? (exhibits, talks, panels, performance, screenings). OK if you have not participated.
Have attended two Siggraph's. The first was as a student volunteer through my computer art class. The second was as a guest of Evans & Sutherland as a part of a planetarium organization evaluating their Digistar planetarium system.
Are you a member of ACM SIGGRAPH?
Have you shown art in any SIGGRAPH Art Shows?
Have you shown in any SIGGRAPH Animation Screenings?
What countries do you work in?

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Image Processing and a Junocam image of Jupiter.

Posted on September 16, 2017 at 2:48pm 0 Comments

Following is a Junocam Perijove 8 image of Jupiter I've submitted for publication on the Juncom web site. The image processing was done using RawTherapee, Adobe Photoshop, and a Processing program I wrote.

Installing Processing on a Computer Running Ubuntu Linux

Posted on March 26, 2016 at 11:02am 0 Comments

Recently I had to do a complete re-install on one of my laptops that was running Ubuntu Linux. Consequently I had to re-install all my programs.

As a part of re-installing Processing I decided to create an installation tutorial explaining the steps I performed. So for those interested, check out my tutorial Installing…


Fascinating video on Charting culture

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 11:57am 0 Comments

Here is a fascinating video on the charting of western culture. Quoting from the page "Culture spreads through people, but how does that really happen? This data visualisation from Nature Video charts the movement of 120,000 prominent cultural figures – predominantly European and North American – between 600 BC and 2012 CE, by plotting lines between where each one was born and died. The resulting map reveals not only how religion, technology, resources and mass migrations entwine with the…


Particles Plus Fields Experiment

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

After six months of not writing any graphics programs, last week I dove back into the process by writing a Processing program that combined particles, a variety of force fields, and masking.

The program began simply (which is the best way to begin any programming project) and acquired added flexibility and complexity as more functionality was added. The particle image shown above…


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