Fractal – the opposite of random you would think.
Branches and seeds are evolving randomly from 1 to 300 in Seth Pipho’s very simple but elegant fractal script. The hardest part of my task this week was to choose which tree was looking best – they all did!
What’s more random than a Rorschach test?
That’s what I explored this week, thanks to Paul Stuffa original code design. But I didn’t stop there, I took the results to a friendly AI using a convolutional neural network to analyze images. What surprised me most is that the result is one of the least recombined images the AI ever sent me back – and I’ve tried many before with other subjects.
Is my friendly computer-vision AI Rorschach’s shy? If it only it could talk – I’m sure I would have an interesting computer personality profile too!
Watercolor, the most random medium in visual art!
What are the chances of the same blob of color landing at the exact same place with the same hue intensity? 1 in a 10,000,000 Maybe?
Ryan Paul‘s script after a draft by Mike Bostock let you decide the size of your canvas, how many colors you want and randomly decides what goes where.
Maybe not what he had in mind – but watercolor is definitely the signature pattern coming out of it! Interestingly, FloodFill is the name of the script. More like a mountainscape to me – but why not!
One of the simplest and most effective demonstrations of random in science & art. Elegant too, a colorist dream come true!