WTF is this?

The images you see on this blog are output from various Ulam spiral generators I built in Flash, Python and most recently using Arduino. Generally, each dot in an image represents a number with integer 1 at center. In addition to writing algorithms to test each number for primality within a set I have discovered that an infinite number of calculations can be performed to create new designs and animation algorithms. The simplicity and speed of these algorithms make them an ideal fit for embedded systems graphics, scientific, mathematical and artistic explorations.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Typography and Pop Art

I love typography. It seems a natural thing to combine the beautiful Persian rug spiral with type. In the image above, a small letter "a" set in Helvetica Bold Condensed is substituted for each number.
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Same idea, only with xes.

Where to go from here? The natural progression is obvious and swift. Behold:

Make sure you click open that puppy and count how many "full Marilyns" you see. I count 3 in the current image. Of course, the number of full Marilyns will increase as the perimeter of the spiral increases. It is a simple calculation. But the simple man will only require her lips, for these are enough to tell the entire story.

I guess I should stop now. It's not likely to get any better than this.

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