Sketches


I got the idea to make sketches on a regular basis after hearing Zach Lieberman talk about it at Eyeo Festival.  Generally, they are some combination of math/science viz and/or an audio/visual exploration. Almost everything is made using python mode for Processing. I'll document some posts here, and an up-to-date collection can be found on my Instagram!   

After seeing a gif on Twitter visualizing the constuction of Lissajous curves, I was interested to see what Lissajous-ish curves generated from polygons instead of circles would look like:



A visualization of heliocentric (Sun at center of the solar system) vs. geocentric (Earth at Center) orbits.  Inspired by a weekend trip to the Planetarium :)








While moving at a constant angular speed, the following visualizations accelerate around corners, resulting in curved rather than straight lines:





Single Rotation Rule Cellular Automoton, based off a great blog post by Dmitry Shintyakov. If a tile contains only one active cell, it is rotated clockwise 90 degrees. The tiles are then shifted by 1 cell each time step.  The first animation shows a random collection of initial cells, the second has 2 pairs of cells revolving around a wall, and the third a selection of ‘oscillators’ that return back to their original state.








The following images are generative circuit diagrams, created using python and drawn using the circuitikz package for LaTex.  Currently they only include bipoles, but I hope to incorporate more complex components and circuit designs!