25 October 2013

33 Seamless show

Cloth of Gold (as a digital projection) is featured in the ‘Seamless: The Digital in Design’ exhibition of works at the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) MAO in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 19 September to 3 November 2013, co-curated by Dr Annie Shaw and Fabrizio Cocchiarella. There's a TV interview with Dr. Shaw that features Cloth of Gold in action here (I'm possibly not entirely reliably informed that this is the Slovenian version of 'The One Show').

32 Cloth of Gold

Title: Repeatless0003_ClothOfGold_01
Size: 1435px x 820px
Method: Processing, photographs and drawings edited in Photoshop
A couple of stills from the first version of Cloth Of Gold. The code runs continuously, arranging 80 or so motifs/design elements on a way that means they never repeat, but draw on the history of pattern design.

31 Difficult fun

Title: Sketchbook pages
Size: A4
Method: Pencil, paper, highlighters, blood, sweat, tears
These are a few pages from the sketchbook that I developed the new code for Cloth Of Gold in. It's not object oriented yet (see previous post) and I've returned to using cellular automata, but the outputs have started to inch in the right direction quality-wise. It was an extraordinarily difficult thing to do, but that also made it very rewarding. The code is based on algorithms I developed to model the print/pattern design process. I was expecting to do everything sat in from of a computer, but quickly discovered it was far better to start everything off in a sketchbook.