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This is a simple regular grid tessellation; the tiles are either a twinkling star or a moon in one of its phases from full to almost new. A coin-toss algorithm is employed to decide on which shape is drawn. If the star is chosen then controlled randomness determines a star’s inner radius, the outer radius being fixed. That is as close as I could get to making a star twinkle. Then I rotate the star at some random angle.

If the moon is chosen, then controlled randomness determines the phase from full to almost new and some degree of rotation. One-twenty-eighth of the time no moon is drawn representing the new moon phase.

The larger the overall image, the more it represents the night sky.

Dr. Bill Kolomyjec's Algorithmic Plotter Art, 1974-1981 collection image

I've been involved in many aspects of computer art/computer graphics. First as a student and pioneer of the medium at Michigan State University (MSU). Followed by several years of professing engineering graphics, computer graphics and computer art at The Ohio State University (OSU). Followed by being called upon to start a program at Northern Illinois University (NIU), College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art, Department of Design called Electronic Media, where I was an Associate Professor of Design.

This collection presents the original plotter drawings (pen on paper) programmed in FORTRAN, executed on a CDC6500 mainframe computer and an offline Calcomp 936 drum plotter. Done at Michigan State University during my MFA/PhD era, 1974-1981.

First buyer of every artwork gets an original print mailed to them. Contact me on Twitter to arrange this.

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This is a simple regular grid tessellation; the tiles are either a twinkling star or a moon in one of its phases from full to almost new. A coin-toss algorithm is employed to decide on which shape is drawn. If the star is chosen then controlled randomness determines a star’s inner radius, the outer radius being fixed. That is as close as I could get to making a star twinkle. Then I rotate the star at some random angle.

If the moon is chosen, then controlled randomness determines the phase from full to almost new and some degree of rotation. One-twenty-eighth of the time no moon is drawn representing the new moon phase.

The larger the overall image, the more it represents the night sky.

Dr. Bill Kolomyjec's Algorithmic Plotter Art, 1974-1981 collection image

I've been involved in many aspects of computer art/computer graphics. First as a student and pioneer of the medium at Michigan State University (MSU). Followed by several years of professing engineering graphics, computer graphics and computer art at The Ohio State University (OSU). Followed by being called upon to start a program at Northern Illinois University (NIU), College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art, Department of Design called Electronic Media, where I was an Associate Professor of Design.

This collection presents the original plotter drawings (pen on paper) programmed in FORTRAN, executed on a CDC6500 mainframe computer and an offline Calcomp 936 drum plotter. Done at Michigan State University during my MFA/PhD era, 1974-1981.

First buyer of every artwork gets an original print mailed to them. Contact me on Twitter to arrange this.

Contract Address0x495f...7b5e
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Token StandardERC-1155
ChainEthereum
MetadataCentralized
Creator Earnings
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