Gradience

For a long time I haven’t really made anything. Nothing at all really. Just rambling scribbles about what to do next while I held down a part-time job.

I guess I kind’ve had to get out of debt, but maybe I just needed a little time & space.

You build things up for a while, little ideas, or maybe you make mental collages of what you’re going to do next.

A lot of artists work with gradients at the moment, and I guess I’ve always liked them, too.

I’ve thought about doing a kind’ve moving image piece that uses gradients in a really soft, ambient way.

Just kind’ve floating through colour clouds.

I’ve started my Masters Degree at Monash University in Melbourne, specialising in digital art.

So finally I have some space to create.

I imagine for a while it will be a bit all over the place till I find some footing again, but for now here’s a little gradient image I made today in VDMX.

rip scroll-type

 

Scroll-type is no longer updated as of today, and is due to lapse. Links will be broken, maids will cry.

I’ve migrated most of the photos from ST over to prgrms.net, for a full archive in the future.

I ran scroll-type as a travel photoblog for a couple of years, and it was fun ! 🙂

Makes more sense to have it all integrated into the one.

Bye-bye, ST.

<3

AARON

I spend a lot of time reading the Processing Programming Handbook by Casey Reas and Ben Fry.

Even though I bought the book in 2008, I still haven’t read it cover to cover. I keep going over the same things, reading from the start. Reading the same chapters.

Slowly it’s beginning to sink in. I get certain concepts now, and am learning more and more of the language.

I’ve never learnt a 2nd language as far as speaking and writing is concerned, so I imagine learning to program is just as hard as doing that. Stop doing it for too long, and you start to forget.

One of the bonuses of the Reas/Fry book is all the little historical facts they twist into the text for each chapter. Depending on the topic, there’s a wealth of info to discover about the history of software in the arts.

Today I discovered AARON, a program written by the artist Harold Cohen.

Developed in the 70’s, and up to the present day, AARON creates a new artwork everytime the program is run. Initially creating basic lines, AARON evolved to draw rocks and plants, and eventually people, before moving onto abstraction.

Both of the images in this post were created by AARON.

DNTKNO_OP1

op1

I bought an OP-1 last year and I love it to bits. Here’s some more sounds I’ve been getting out of it… This time in a dub-techno flavour 😀