Art

A collection of 11 posts

Microfluidic Display Experiment

Sandwiched between transparent glass and PDMS the channels were ghostly white until liquids were pumped through them, at which point the networks they composed stood out brightly in 3D space.

Drawing a 3D Scene in Blender with a Pen Plotter

Pen plotters are an attractive tool and toy for anyone interested in computer graphics or generative art. The simple machines draw with a pen or pencil on paper under the control of computer code. Possessing infinite patience, such machines can build up complex imagery defined by digital information or rule

Streaming Graphics to a Distributed LED Display over WiFi

Space Within Spaces is an art installation by Joseph Morris installed in the Juliana Terian Design Center Atrium on the Pratt Institute campus in Brooklyn, New York. The installation uses an 18x10 array of light bulbs to form an ambient display for graphics generated based on muon activity through a

Automata

Art made by abstract machines is made meaningful in abstract minds

Light Painting with a UR5 Robot Arm

In an attempt to visually convey the activity of a painting UR5 robot in static images I did some experiments capturing long exposure photographs of an LED light source attached to the end of the arm. The light is controlled by the I/O connector at the end of the

Hex Bug Swarm

For an art project during a hackathon at the MIT Media Lab we wanted to have a swarm of "creatures" under computer control. The concept called for these creatures to participate in a simulated society, which would be guided by a crowd of humans online. They had to look like

Controlling a Painting Machine with a Vive Controller

I spent some time collaborating with the artist Jeff Leonard (Instagram), who has built fantastic painting machines for himself in the course of developing his art practice. The machines are mostly controlled by Arduino boards directly from sensors and devices like potentiometers, buttons, joy sticks, sliders, etc. I was interested

Black Squares

Connecting the "zero point" in painting to the common visuals of computer generated art.

Plotting Images Bigger than the Plotter

Artmatr is a company that I was working for at the time. I wanted to make a sign with the name for the wall of our lab.After I got an AxiDraw I wanted to combine it with the Vive tracking experiments I was doing at the time. I had
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