Archive for the 'programming' Category

Rectified Flowers

July 9th, 2010

Golan Levin and Kyle McDonald wrote a piece of software to unwrap the 360-degree panoramic digital videos of the Sony Bloggie. But then they modified their software to unwrap photos of flowers. The results are stunning.
You can download the open-source code here and you’ll have to run it with Processing.

found at CreativeApplications


April 23rd, 2010

Andrey Yazev updated his Three Hundred Eighty Ten project with some new HTML / Javascript experiments. Number 388 is very nice. I find this much more exciting than the whining that’s been going on by the flash people lately.

Auto Smiley

March 23rd, 2010

Auto Smiley is the latest F.A.T. project by Theo Watson. It’s a little app that runs in the background while you work. It analyzes your face and each time it detects a smiley, it adds a smiley :) to the front most application. Theo used openFrameworks and MPT for the smile detection. Of course you can download the app and the sources here (I actually had to change some values in the source code so that it would work with my keyboard).


August 4th, 2009

HasCanvas is one of the Chrome Experiments which promote the new HTML5 standard and of course the Google Chrome webbrowser. HasCanvas is based on Processing.js, a javascript version of Processing, and allows visitors to write and save their own scripts. Most of them remind me of the early Flash days, meaningless little toys. But I’m sure that we will soon see some awesome HTML5 websites.
By the way, you will need a modern browser like Firfox 3.5, Safari 4 or Chrome to see the following experiments.

Click and draw.

both are made by Hiddencorp

Evolution of Mona Lisa

December 10th, 2008

Roger Asling wrote a program that draws polygons which are verified to a reference image. Loop after loop the result gets closer to that image. In this test he used an image of the Mona Lisa, the digital render is made with only 50 semi transparent polygons. It took 904314 iterations to get the final image.

Here is an online version of this script, so now you can try it with your own images.

Mona Lisa by Roger Asling

Yellowtail on the iPhone

September 1st, 2008

Lee Byron ported one of my favorite java applets called Yellowtail to the iPhone. Yellowtail was developed by Golan Levin back in 2000 as a java applet, a few years later he ported the code to Processing.
Lee got himself an iPhone last week and a few days later he got his Developer’s Certificate. He managed to code this nice version of Yellowtail for the iPhone in just 2 days. You can read some details here.

Type & Form

July 4th, 2008

Type & Form by Karsten Schmidt

Karsten Schmidt (a.k.a. Toxi) was commissioned by PRINT Magazine to create his own generative letterforms for the August 2008 cover. He used the Gray-Scott reaction diffusion model in a Processing sketch (an open source programming language) to generate a 3D typographical model. That 3D file was then printed with a 3D printer and photographed for the cover. You can read a short interview with him at the PRINT Magazine website. In this Flickr set you can find more photos and images of the whole process.

Type & Form by Karsten Schmidt

Type & Form by Karsten Schmidt

Here is a video of an early Processing sketch, the 2D frames where later stacked to a 3D model.

found at cpluv

Chronotopic Anamorphosis

June 26th, 2008

This video ‘Chronotopic Anamorphosis’ is quite simple but the effect is just amazing. It’s part of André Mintz his Marginalia Project. He wrote this piece of software with Processing, which can slice up a video feed horizontally in real-time and display those pieces with a one frame delay. It’s based on Zbigniew Rybczynski’s “The Fourth Dimension”.
Make sure you see the effect when he opens the door!

Excel 3D

March 7th, 2008

Do you use Microsoft Excel? Do you make drawings with it? Did you know that you can render 3D objects with it? No? Then read this article.


February 12th, 2008


Yeah, that’s a mobile phone. Well actually it’s a development circuit board for the google Android operating system by Qualcomm. Can you see an iPhone competitor in there?
More info and hardware porn shots at Wired’s Gadget Lab.