I’m not sure if this is one of the most beautiful, weirdest, grossest, oddest, or most amazing things i’ve ever seen….orrr all of the above…
…is that even possible? Idk..you decide.
Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar collaborated again in their featured piece at New York Museum of Modern Art’s Design of the Elastic Mind exhibit. Similar in flavor to their previous work, I Want You to Want Me explores the search for love and for self in the online dating world i.e. data collected from various online dating sites every few hours.
I Want You To Want Me chronicles the world’s long-term relationship with romance, across all ages, genders, and sexualities, gathering new data from a variety of online dating sites every few hours. The system searches these sites for certain phrases, which it then collects and stores in a database. These phrases, taken out of context, provide partial glimpses into people’s private lives. Simultaneously, the system forms an evolving zeitgeist of dating, tracking the most popular first dates, turn-ons, desires, self-descriptions and interests.
Each balloon represents a single dating profile with one of 500 video silhouettes of people doing yoga, nose-picking, jumping jacks, etc. The weather background can be controlled by a viewer and each balloon, when touched, will show a snippet sentence from the personal life of that profile.
"Back in the day when mouse trailers were cool and we were all porting recursive functions to make fractal trees (actually I was messing around with time based spline curves at the time) in Flash 5, I was invited to play with code and do a chapter for Flash Math Creativity. It was a cool little book of ActionScript iterations with an emphasis on visual beauty – almost a ‘coffee table’ book with beautiful full page grabs of code Art.”
This is sooo awesome! I wish I knew how to do this too!
"Today I discovered that if you create equal degree angles around a point (ie four like in square tess or three in hex tess or more) you can squash the resulting tip down and create the associated polygon(square, triangle, etc) so here I’ve just tried with a 8 pleats and the resulting polygon is exactly an octagon. I think going forward with this design could lead to have some interesting stars (I hope Eric is reading :P).
The difficult here is the squashing part because having more than three or four pleats makes the paper so thin that it quite surely tears.
Maybe you can find this stupid but I’ve never seen such things here on flickr so I wanted to share it with you :) “
Sooooo pretty…I wish I knew how to make these!
Michael Hansmeyer’s Platonic Solids uses clever and simple recombined algorithms to create beautiful art.