Category Archives: Abstract

Herbert W Franke, “Lightforms 1″, 1953-55

These early algorithmic visualisations by Herbert W Franke (in partnership with Andreas Hubner) were coincidentally created at the same time as Ben Laposky’s, employing the same technique of photographing oscilloscope traces
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Alex Dragulescu, “Pwslineage”, 2002-2008

This peice is part of the series “Malwarez”. Comissioned by Messagelabs, Alex Dragulescu’s software creates virtual organisms in response to the effect that Worms, Trojans, Viruses and Spyware have on a computers internal systems. Below another program generates virtual buildings that respond to Spam 
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DP Henry, “Picture By Drawing Machine”, 1962

DP Henry re-purposed old anaologue Bombsight computers from a Second World War bomber to create these intricate,  “peerless parabolas” in 1962.
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Zeitguised, “Peripetics”, 2009

An inspiring animation from Zetiguised. Strange, beautiful and technically accomplished it employs scripted animation for some truly unexpected effects.
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CEB Reas, “Microimaget”, 2003

This is the first panel of a triptych derived from Reas’ “microimage” software. See his work also at the bitforms gallery
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James Paterson, “untitled”, 2005

Paterson’s hand sketches form the pool from which he creates his works, assembling them with the aid of software, also of his own creation. Bitforms describes the results as resembling “a graffiti that seems to write itself.”
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Daniel White, “Mandelbulb 3D”, 2009

The first truly 3D fractal by Daniel White.
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Christian Kokai-Kun, “Offshore”, 2008

Kokai-Kun is interested in the expression of future forms through evolution, his latest work looks at future notions of beauty.
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Thomas Briggs, “Veils73″, 2006

Thomas Briggs describes his work as being “Discovered by exploring a variety of rule and dynamic based models for behavior. They exist on a continuum between randomness and order.”
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Charles Csuri, “After Mondrian”, 1963

Charles Csuri’s Mondrian, undergoing random transformations according to programs created on punchcards, then output on a drum plotter.
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