Tag Archives: Mathematics and art

Mathematics visualization

Random design nº 50 – Diamond in the raw.

Point, ring, mesh. Between o and 300 random points joined together. The art of coding leads to unexpected geometry. Thanks, Tekt.



Random design nº 48. Stochastic Mondrian

3 layers of randomness in this work: The Mondrian like grid – random. The paintbrush effect on the canvases – random. The circle size and positioning on the lower right object, random too. The overall composition? Not random! Thx for the scripts Grant.


Random design nº 48 – The Minotaur

A minotaur breaking free of his labyrinth. Randoms are the columns’ size, distance & connection to each other when they fall! Thanks for the script Fabian Iwand



Random design nº 47

Another page in this year-long project. Random polygons.  Select the number of points & distance from each other, the script joins them randomly. I couldn’t extract any meaningful pattern from this one – but random it is. Sometimes, there are things that can’t be explained. Puzzling!


Random design nº 46

A line is a fundamental element of geometry.

This is what happens when you randomly split a random number of lines between 2 points.  The spheres have no reason to be here – but they looked pretty…

Thanks for the idea Fabian!


Random design nº45

A chord diagram.

Is it the end of randomness? A chord diagram maps all the possible connections between data within a matrix. In this image, random is the number of connections, random is what connects one to the other. It makes for an interesting wall relief too. Thx for the code Mike Bostock


Random design nº 44 – More moiré

The randomness of a moiré pattern. Not on the image this time, but in us and how we perceive its movement. Some see it, some don’t, and even if you see the movement, it’s never quite at the same place when you look at it again. Fun to explore!


Random design nº43 – Halloween ball

Moiré is kind of random at the perceptual level, isn’t it? This one looks oddly timely – like little bats flapping their wings and off to Wednesday’s ball.

Happy Halloween!


Random design nº42

Random minimal surfaces on a (pseudo) random polygons background.


Random design nº 41. The stochastic museum shelf.

Sufi dancers and a sphere on a homogenic Poisson grid  background (Thanks RStudio)

The Poisson point process creates a random mathematical object – here the 6×6 color grid – and is named after a Frenchman who neither discovered or studied it. Go figure!

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