generative art

Today's Obsession: Generative, Down Under

Over the past few years, due to interactive media’s rise in prominence, i’ve occasionally heard rumblings about the diminished importance of the logo in identity design—and it’s a notion I kind of welcomed, kind of doubted. On the one hand, I welcome the notion because the canonization of mid-century visual design processes points to...

Today's Obsession: The City as an Instrument

Neato: the New York subway system, transformed into a stringed instrument. This is a great little generative piece currently in progress which (when complete) will create music by considering each of NYC’s underground lines on the Vignelli version of the map a string. Each time they cross, a string is considered plucked–so a day’s...

Today's Obsession: Mark Webster

Processing is one of my favorite visual playgrounds; a community and development environment created to promote software literacy within the visual disciplines (essentially, you program to make visual artifacts). Lately, my partner Su’s been following Mark Webster, a skilled artist within the medium, and watching his Flickr stream grow with lovely, impressionistic artifacts created...

Today's Obsession: Vogue on Vogue on Vogue

From Livejournal member shrubrub in the fashion community, here is every cover of Vogue from 2010 from every county it publishes in. How marvelous that generative, impressionistic art can be made so easily, and has become so entrenched the public consciousness that it’s immediately accepted. Computers are no longer strange when we stop responding...