9 thoughts on “October '06 Installment: Fractions”

  1. Chris says:

    the shapes and movement are reminiscent of windmills and bird feathers. there’s a grace to this installment that previous von Neumanns lacked. the colors are just subtle enough. I can’t pick a favorite though of course I lean towards blue in all things but this time I’m happy with all of them.

    As your bestest digital friend in the whole intarweb, though, I demand you find a new avenue of exploration. I think you’ve piqued with the von neumanns in this fashion and any further work would become a parody of yourself.

    That isn’t to say that I’m done loving the engine generation, the mathematics behind the project affords an aesthetic symmetry. the feeling I have is that you’ve created a tremendous base from which to work and your next step should be a leap backwards to incorporate some of your earlier work with the new engine work. a frankenstein of your talents on display.

    and then, do something completely different.

  2. Bilal says:

    Really cool! I like number two the most. 🙂

  3. Joen says:

    Thanks, both.

    As your bestest digital friend in the whole intarweb, though, I demand you find a new avenue of exploration. I think you?ve piqued with the von neumanns in this fashion and any further work would become a parody of yourself.

    Well first of all, thanks. I appreciate your genuine interest, and I’m not being sarcastic here.

    Secondly, I partially agree and I also completely disagree with your points.

    I agree because yes, this months installment is pretty much like the last one, and the one before that. As such, one could say I’m milking this engine.

    Another angle would be to think of real artists and their stylistic impression. The best artists I know have an extremely distinct form of expression. One could say this mathematical randomeness was one distinct form of expression.

    One third angle, and this is the angle I think you see things from, is that looking at my Noscope archives, there’s variation between monthly themes, sometimes a lot of variation. There’s good stuff, there’s bad stuff, and there’s evolution. Pile those on top of each other, learn from the past, combine one limb here with another limb here: blam, a Frankenstein that’s both original and interesting.

    Unfortunately, looking from that angle you will not find me. I would like nothing more than stand in that corner, waving at you.

    The facts are slightly different, and I’m glad you asked because this gives me an opportunity to write this down.

    Noscope used to be without purpose. Well, that’s not entirely true, the purpose was to find a purpose. You know I’m an anti-theist so I do not believe in meaning other than what we create for ourselves. Well the fact is, this last year, things have started dictating themselves. Some pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, and others have simply changed. If I squint, I can eye a goal in the horizon. To cut the mumbo-jumbo, I’m starting to figure out what I want to do with this. The Von Neumann engine is part of it. Having fun is another aspect. I will not reach this goal in one or two or three months, though, it’s going to take longer.

    So, to answer your question, I would like nothing more than to create a Frankenstein, but this is harder for me than it looks, and so it’ll take a little more than another month.

    Add to that, life, which you know always comes in the way and makes you trip.

  4. Chris says:

    and so it?ll take a little more than another month.

    Oh, well I wasn’t thinking of next month. I figured you could work out something fantastic in a week then.

  5. Nik says:

    Awesome! Yeh I know, I don’t write much! 🙂

    You’re too damn good at this malarkey Joen!

  6. Joen says:

    Oh, well I wasn?t thinking of next month. I figured you could work out something fantastic in a week then.

    Hehe, not this month.

    You?re too damn good at this malarkey Joen!

    Technically, the engine is getting too damn good 🙂 But thanks, I appreciate it.

  7. Joen says:

    Chris, I forgot to mention. I plan to use this engine in two ways. One is to feed it other stuff than just random vectors (i.e. use the engine rather than have the engine use me, which has happened so far). The other way is to use the engine, then screen-cap some of the results, and use them in Photoshop comps. It’ll be fun!

  8. Jose says:

    One of the most beautifull work you’ ve done… Mesmerizing…

  9. Joen says:

    Thank you so much Jos?, coming from you that is extremely high praise!

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