Computational Expressionism (1999)

Computational Expressionism is an exploration of drawing using a computer that redefines the concepts of line and composition for the digital medium. A computer allows us to construct drawing instruments that take advantage of the dynamism, interactivity, behavioral elements and other features of a programming environment.

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Computational Expressionism is an exploration of drawing using a computer that redefines the concepts of line and composition for the digital medium.

A computer allows us to construct drawing instruments that take advantage of the dynamism, interactivity, behavioral elements and other features of a programming environment.

Drawing becomes a two-folded, at two distint levels of interaction with the computer. The artist has to program the appearance and behavior of lines and subsequently draw with thes lines by dragging a mouse or gesturing with some other input device.

Computational Expressionism was my Masters thesis at the MIT Media Lab. It received an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica '99, has been shown at SIGGRAPH '99 and other festivals.

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