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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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May 17, 2016
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Installing Processing on a Computer Running Ubuntu Linux

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 Processing 3.x on…See More
Mar 26, 2016
Cynthia Beth Rubin replied to Jim Plaxco's discussion From Ant Colony Simulation to Natural Media Painting
"very cool idea!"
Nov 9, 2015
Jim Plaxco posted a discussion

From Ant Colony Simulation to Natural Media Painting

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 result of an initial test of having the ants sample an underlying photograph and paint their trail.…See More
Nov 6, 2015
Jim Plaxco posted a blog post

Fascinating video on Charting culture

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…See More
Nov 4, 2015
Jim Plaxco posted a blog post

Particles Plus Fields Experiment

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 is a sample made before the…See More
Feb 1, 2015
Jim Plaxco commented on Jim Plaxco's blog post Video Project - The Liquified Paintings of Claude Monet
"Hi Cynthia, Ouch, the last time I checked in here was when I posted that video so here is a response to you 6 months late. My intent was to demonstrate how the generative process could alter an existing work of art. To me the demonstration was more…"
Feb 1, 2015
Cynthia Beth Rubin commented on Jim Plaxco's blog post Video Project - The Liquified Paintings of Claude Monet
"Thanks for sharing.  The video itself is interesting - but I also find the question of interacting with the work of a dead artist to be philosophically intriguing. Do artists carry the work forward into the aesthetic of the next century when…"
Jul 13, 2014
Jim Plaxco posted a blog post

Video Project - The Liquified Paintings of Claude Monet

Recently I've been spending a fair amount of time researching generative art processes. One of the products of this research was a video I created using Processing. It is a generative animation of six of Monet's paintings.  You can read see the video and read more about it at …See More
Jul 8, 2014
Jim Plaxco posted a blog post

Generative Art and the Mona Lisa Meme

I wrote "Generative Art and the Mona Lisa Meme" about  a generative art system I created using Processing. It includes a link to a 1600x1600 version of the output.Generative Art and the Mona Lisa Meme  See More
Mar 29, 2014
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"Blogged "Generative Art and the Mona Lisa Meme" http://www.artsnova.com/blog/2014/03/28/693/"
Mar 29, 2014
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Jan 9, 2014
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"Wrote a short article about setting up a Pinterest for Business account: http://www.artsnova.com/blog/2014/01/09/675/"
Jan 9, 2014
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Roadmap to Space Settlement Student Art Contest

The National Space Society (NSS) has announced its Roadmap to Space Settlement 2014 International Student Art Contest, a contest for which I am one of the art judges.You can read my short article on the contest at http://www.artsnova.com/blog/2013/12/09/667/See More
Dec 10, 2013
Jim Plaxco commented on Jim Plaxco's status
"Hi Cynthia, Will do. Folks in the group were discussing having an informal meeting sometime in the Jan-Feb timeframe."
Dec 10, 2013
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"New media artists in the Chicago area, check out the Google Group "Chicago new media" at http://groups.google.com/group/chicago-new-media"
Dec 3, 2013

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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
http://www.artsnova.com
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?
No
Have you shown art in any SIGGRAPH Art Shows?
No
Have you shown in any SIGGRAPH Animation Screenings?
No
What countries do you work in?
USA

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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…

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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…

Continue

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…

Continue

Video Project - The Liquified Paintings of Claude Monet

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 12:49pm 2 Comments

Recently I've been spending a fair amount of time researching generative art processes. One of the products of this research was a video I created using Processing. It is a generative animation of six of Monet's paintings.  You can read see the video and read more about it at …

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