In European city, you can usually tell where the oldest part of town is. It’s most likely at the center, pinpointed by some grand church, with layers of progressively newer buildings spiraling out from it.
This pattern holds true in the Netherlands, according to an interactive map of…
Visualizations of vibration patterns from 1787 by Ernst Chladni:
One of Chladni’s best-known achievements was inventing a technique to show the various modes of vibration of a rigid surface. First published in 1787 in his book Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges, the technique consists of drawing a bow over a (circular, square, or rectangular) plate or membrane whose surface is lightly covered with sand. When stroked, a given plate will resonate at one of its natural frequencies. The sand bounces about on the plate until settling at nodal points (areas of zero movement) thereby producing intricate patterns. These patterns are now called Chladni figures.
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Godfather of Digital Art - Paying Homage to Manfred Mohr
One of my favorite digital artist is Manfred Mohr. He pioneered the idea of using a computer to create graphic since 1969. He was also one of several notable artists who helped pave the existence of Algorithmic Art. Back in the days, artwork was typically displayed on a computer monitor, printed using a raster-type printer, or printed using a plotter.
Isn’t it amazing how people pushed the boundaries of technology back in the 60’s?
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