Tag Archives: MikeBostock

Random design #26

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!

07-26

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Random  design #18

In statistics, collinearity is used to predict the association between two variables.

I expanded Mike Bostock’s original tile into a symmetrical inverted pattern to get this design. It may not solve the mathematical problem but oddly, it is reminiscent of the 1960s’ Kinetic art or some of Vasarely tapestry “carton”, minus the color.

Statistic & randomness do have an artistic bent too!

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