Curtains

I have been trying to figure out container packing in p5.js. After messing around for a while I ended up finding the package mapbox/potpack, which will take a list of containers and sort them so that they will fit into a more or less rectangular space. I came up with these sketches that kinda looked… Continue reading Curtains

Back to the Insane Quiggle Machine

A couple of years ago I created a tool called “The Insane Quiggle Machine“, which was an effort to create generative art from doodles using CSS / HTML / JS. I ended up producing a coloring book with the images that this system generated. Looking back now if I’d known about Processing I would have… Continue reading Back to the Insane Quiggle Machine

More messing around with gradients in Processing

I started playing around again with different ways to make a gradient in Processing other than a linear gradient. I started with this shape and by duplicating the shape. By adjusting the position with translate I can get gradients like below. These are pretty fun to run and see what slight tweaks in the number… Continue reading More messing around with gradients in Processing

Arcs and CMYK

I started working on these CMYK moiré patterned sketches in Processing over the weekend. Not sure where to go with this but the layering of the colors and the different spreads of arcs creates interesting patterns.

Getting into Generative Art via Processing

Lately, I started getting into Generative art. The idea that I can use code to generate artwork appeals to me. I’ve only got into working in Processing, a language for generative art (Java-based), for about two weeks now and already I can see its possibilities. At first, I just tried to get the basics down.… Continue reading Getting into Generative Art via Processing

Hour of code

Wow, it’s been a while! Yesterday I got the opportunity to participate in Hour of Code, a global program that tries to get kids learning what code is and how it’s used every day. Thanks to @NateNolting and @PaulBunyanComm for supporting @ISD31Bemidji today during the #hourofcode #anybodycanlearn #gigazone pic.twitter.com/76LF77R6bd — Dana Woods (@woodsdana) December 5, 2018… Continue reading Hour of code

.env environment variables when working with Apache

I’m getting in the habit of using a .env file for loading environment variables. Laravel already uses them for setting up configuration. It’s a nice way to setup variables that can be used in bash or through a php library like vlucas/phpdotenv. For a site I’m working on I wanted the environment variable APP_ENV set to “local” in… Continue reading .env environment variables when working with Apache