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Solving a math problem to create art [pdf] (pnas.org)
60 points by lainon on Jan 16, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 6 comments



Here's my take on the same problem (+ animations)

https://jasmcole.com/2017/01/02/the-travelling-artist-proble...

There are also more details+references on the algorithm which spreads the points evenly and aesthetically (Voronoi stippling).


Cool! I really like the animations!


> To create his pictures, Bosch uses a computer program toconvert a drawing (or painting or photograph) into a scattering of dots

I think Bosch is using AJ Secord's work here:

https://cs.nyu.edu/~ajsecord/stipples.html

I'm also wondering if EMSLabs got the idea from him, or the other way around:

http://www.evilmadscientist.com/2012/stipplegen-weighted-vor...

EDIT: Also, plenty of other people have tinkered with this since, for example:

https://www.mattkeeter.com/projects/swingline/

https://github.com/repwolfe/stippling


Awesome – always interested in programming-related art. I was struck by the result in the article not for its novelty but for how similar it looks to a space-filling Hilbert curve https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert_curve.

If you're interested in generative art you might like http://inconvergent.net/.

If you're interested in experimenting web-as-medium you might like reading/contribituing to my digital "zine": http://freezine.xyz.


I remember spending hours on Jared Tarbell's website when I had slow Internet and Java applets were hot :

http://www.complexification.net/gallery/


Beautiful




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