Some links to pages I find interesting. As I get around to it I will organise and annotate these more.

Generative Visuals/Interaction Design
v3ga.net
Alex McLean
Dave’s page of art and programming
the teeming void
generatorx
Code&form
processing monsters
OpenProcessing
flight404
Scott Snibbe
Marius Watz – unlekker.net
postspectacular
toxi
memo.tv
createdigitalmotion
createdigitalmusic
serial consign
Johnny Chung Lee
processing blogs
dataisnature
sanchtv

Parametric Architecture
smartgeometry
Geometric Modeling and Industrial Geometry
Applied Research
Chris Williams(Bath)
grasshopper
freeformfever
Liquid Tectonics
matsys
opensystems
designeplorer – Axel Kilian
reconstructivism
trabajamos para ella (zaha)
theverymany
onetomany
General Architecture
bldgblog
archinect
Programming
A Neighborhood of Infinity
lambda the ultimate
John Resig – Processing.js
lalalila

Sculpture
Kenneth Snelson
Bathsheba Grossman
George Hart
Eva Hild
Keizo Ushio
Robert Longhurst
Rinus Roelofs
Erwin Hauer
Jotero

Deployable/Transformable structures

Zhong You
Reuben Margolin
Cambridge deployable structures lab
Tomohiro Tachi
origami tessellations
The world of Geometric Toy (don’t miss the awesome ‘tile magic’ series)

Erik Demaine

Rigid Folds – Thomas Hull
Tensegrity
orambra
tensegrity structures blog

Mathematics/Physics

Industrial Geometry

Peter Selinger
Sketches of topology
Stephen Hyde
mathbun
Ulrich Pinkall
Matthias Weber – Minimal Surfaces
Katrin Leschke
The Scientific Graphics Project
Grape Minimal Surfaces library
Thomas Banchoff – Flat Torus in the 3-Sphere
Epinet – gyroid
foliation animations – University of Tokyo
Geometric Algebra
Doug Sweetser – Quaternions
Cartan’s Corner

Paul Bourke
Paul Nylander
The Geometry Junkyard
knotplot
MathArt – Stewart Dickson
visualization of Seifert surfaces
Ken Brakke – Polycut, Surface Evolver
Euclidean Space – Martin Baker
Jos Leys
John Baez
John Sullivan
PlusMaths article on the klein bottle, refers to Blaine Lawson
Bob Palais Nice animations of the belt trick, and an interesting essay on ‘why Pi is wrong’!
On a similar theme, check out why trigonometry is wrong!

Particle systems/Fluid Sims/Flowfields/Magnetism/Attractors/Flocking/Swarming
I’ve been experimenting in this area a bit. These are some of the most useful references and examples I’ve found. One day I’ll write a proper post on this.
phagor
bodytag – fluid sim
Gravilux
Jeffrey Ventrella – Fluid Sim
Flight404 flowfield
Jos Stam
TEAL at MIT
Particle Magnet discussion
A visual tour of classical electromagnetism
Nylander links
Water – Rui Gil
Flowfields in Processing – leafcutterjohn
Perlin flocking with actionscript

Visual Programming Languages

Visual Programming Languages (or VPL) are alternative ways of programming that dont rely only on you typing lines of code. They enable you to make a picture which is also an algorithm (often in the form of boxes connected by arrows, although they can be much more than that)

I think they are fascinating on all sorts of levels – on a practical level they can make coding more accessible to designers and visually minded types, but more than that, they can also provide a new framework for thinking about computing in a fundamentally different way.

Here are a few links I’ve collected on this:

An introduction:
Wiki article on VPL
An interesting discussion with good links:
from the sketchup forums
Some examples:
Quartz Composer
vvvv

Im particularly interested in where Visual Programming meets 3D CAD:
Grasshopper
Bentley Generative Components
XSI ICE
Houdini

Here is an interesting possible future direction – 3D VPL:
Lalalila
(this example is specific to music, but it could be great if combined with 3D modeling software – 3D models made with 3D Code)
Self modifying code: Betablocker
Gamepad live-coding Al Jazari
Lily

Finally, some other interesting connections:
A pretty mind blowing paper which brings together computation, formal logic, knot theory and quantum physics:
John Baez and Mike Stay’s Rosetta stone paper
and an interesting perspective on the spatial aspects of processors:
computer architecture based on cellular
automata

and for an intro to the basic ideas of Cellular Automata and Emergence you can’t beat Mitch Resnick and Brian Silverman’s interactive essay Exploring Emergence

Culture
Clay Shirky
BoingBoing
Lawrence Lessig
TED talks

Entertainment/Humor/Diversions
DarkRoastedBlend

4 Responses to “Links”


  1. [...] Daniel under Uncategorized   Here are a couple of quick studies using Grasshopper, a kind of Visual Programming Language which works with [...]

  2. visitor Says:

    Interesting photos and images.

    Did not see your email listed. How can you be contacted?

  3. Daniel Says:

    You can find my email in the ‘About Me’ section at the top of the page

  4. Joana Says:

    Hi,your works are really cool.What I want to ask for is about the promodi file.Which is the exactly procedure that i have to follow in order to connect my midi files to processing.Actually i have already install the promidi files to the lidraries of processing even the ess lidraries but i still have problems.I would apprieiate your help. Joana

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