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Federico Diaz, “Geometric Death Frequency-141″, 2010

Each one of nearly half a million black spheres, comprising a sculpture by Federico Diaz in the MASS MOCA, was carefully placed by algorithmically controlled robots. See below for a video on what this looked like…
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Ralf Baecker, “Inverted Machine”, 2007

Ralf Baecker’s introverted sculpture reveals the mechanism of it’s calculations on it’s outer surface, in the form of motors pulling strings and weights, but keeps the solutions to itself as the output is held secretively obscured in the middle of the structure.
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Jean-Pierre Hébert, “Metagonal Spiral”, 2000

A founding member of the algorists Jean-Pierre Hébert uses a magnetically controlled ball-bearing  to etch algorithmic patterns into sand.
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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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