Loosely inspired by the nuclear fusion process in stellar cores. This process originally gave the universe the raw elements from which to build the first atoms, and eventually human civilization.
A tidal disruption event occurs when a star ventures too close to a black hole and is torn apart by its massive gravitational force.
The base image for this work was generated by a distorted Brownian motion algorithm and warped many times in various ways. Inputs or outputs of the base texture warping functions were retained and recombined in different ways to create the masking layer. this generates the bright orange and red pattern seen The background was composed of layered high frequency noise and integrated with the masked texture using yet more combinations of the same warping functions Finally, post-processing and some final domain warping effects give the work its finished appearance.
An audio-reactive flyer I made for an event series in Brooklyn
Created on TouchDesigner using glsl, custom noise and domain warping
recursive domain warping and fractal noise create the base texture. intermediate functions used to texture generation are then used as a basis for masking and color application
inspired by some
beautiful flowers growing near my apartment that only show their true colors early in the day or around dusk
rendered via glsl shaders
shaders based on domain warping and distance fields
resources for shader usage and maths:
the above was created using a combination of hand drawn boundaries and algorithmically determined filling (adapted from the algorithm outlined by
Kenny Vaden here):
each bounded subregion had 150 random points generated inside of it some additional points were added to select regions based on preference each of the points in every subregion was connected to its closest 20 neighboring points in some cases, connections crossing the shape’s outline was not allowed. in others, it was encouraged
the design was finalized after a couple years of periodic consideration, attempting to find a design with personal meaning that captures the following large ideas:
mathematics: specifically complex systems, information theory, and self-organization neuroscience and biomechanics, especially biological systems and hierarchies of systems mental expansion via a wide range of experiences generative art
inner bicep of left arm, area ~6in sq
the original image was a sketch from a friend of mine:
may in san diego is a grey time. day starts with dense fog and the sky is covered with clouds more at home in the wintery midwest.
some days, the greyness burns off and gives way to light. the feeling when this occurs is direct, intense, and exhalting, as if opening one’s eyes for the first time
image composed of a jittered color gradient woven from many (very) distorted polygons
“the listener, not the speaker, determines the meaning of an utterance” – Heinz von Foerster
information theory is awash in theories and frameworks dictating the precise amount of information conveyed by any given message. however, the ability of the message recipient is often presupposed and a deeply implicit assumption in many of these frameworks.
here i explore the loss of information that may occur when such an implicit assumption is made explicit and called into question
background composed of many layers of low alpha polygons (each distorted in polar coordinate space) and colored by a jittered color gradient
foreground composed of arrays of bits (arranged as columns) set to a binary value based on a
pareto distribution and subsequently grouped into lines
subtle background layers partially illuminated by randomly spaced and layered geometries. recommended viewing on high contract displays (or in a dark room)
thank to sighack for some inspiration and implementation points on adding
textures to images
plotted with Axidraw
50 concentric closed chaikin curves based on 100 radial points arranged in a user-defined pattern and randomly perturbed, with an incrementally increasing theta offset for each additional layer
Also pictured, the same design plotted on stained paper (a current experimentation) with an AxiDraw A3 machine
geography built by localized attractors acting on many particles with constrained paths of motion