The Cycloid [red] is generated by tracing a point on a rolling circle. This animation shows a curious symmetry between the Cycloid and itself shifted. The traced lines are always crossing at right angles to the top cycloid and are tangent to the bottom. [The Cycloid is its own evolute] [code] [more]
Point Cloud is an attempt to reimagine our daily interaction with weather data.
"Information is physical and that there is no such thing as an abstract computer. Only a physical object can compute things."
"…a computer requires that everything is transformed from the continuous flow of our everyday reality into a grid of numbers that can be stored as a representation of reality which can then be manipulated using algorithms. The other side of the coin, of course, is that these subtractive methods of understanding reality (episteme) produce new knowledges and methods for the control of reality (techne)."
— Berry, David M.The Philosophy of Software: Code and Mediation in the Digital Age. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
The term was introduced in 1995 to identify those artists who employ original algorithms in the process of creating their art. This artistic practice has a very deep history but there had been no common label for the artists who employ the process. Algorithmic art, implemented with the aid of computers, reaches back to the 1960’s but algorithmic art precedes the advent of computers.