Ha. Thanks, David.
A couple of the nicest surprises were A the botanical nature of the look of
some of the graphics. The 'leafs', in particular. The generator shape is
not leafy at all. It's just an S shape. And B, the biological nature of the
look of some of the graphics. Some of the graphics look like undersea
creatures of some sort. And C some of the animations look rather smoky but
with ultra colorful smoke.
I might be all wet, but my guess is the reason these similarities exist is
because when you take a basic S-shaped curve and rotate it, make it smaller,
move it around, and make it move sort of like a snake, you'll be imitating
processes that naturally occur in the growth of natural botanical and
biological simple forms.
I called that first shape, the dynamic S, 'nother mature' for the above sort
Thanks for having a look, David.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bircumshaw" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: Aleph Null finished and launched
> These things are distressingly god-like, Jim. Congratulations.
> On 11 September 2011 19:28, Jim Andrews <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> well by jove it's finished. aleph null launches today at
>> i'm happy it's launching on turbulence.org from nyc; that's one of the
>> longest-lived sites concerned with net art and they actually commission
>> quite a bit of net art.
>> i appreciate the opportunity to have shown some of you this piece from
>> early stages. it's changed a great deal over the course of development.
>> initial fumblings and simply getting familiar with drawing stuff on the
>> html 5 canvas, to where it is now.
>> thanks for your patient indulgence.
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