November '06 Installment: Island of the Sleeping Dragon

The tiny island in Malaysia called Tioman Island is, by local mythology, called the island of the sleeping dragon. Such mythology is always a great source of inspiration for me.

Combining my generative Von Neumann engine with photos from my trip to Tioman in December 2005, the end result is a mash up of photography and mathematical numbers. This way of combining math with nature was always the intent when I started writing this generative engine. Now, having taken the first small steps, I hope to refine the engine and the process, so I can eventually create some really cool stuff.

P.S. Be sure to try and uncheck “Scale to fit” to see the pictures in their large 2560×1370 px resolution.

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11 thoughts on “November '06 Installment: Island of the Sleeping Dragon”

  1. Naja says:

    A friend of mine told me that since Kate Bush has written a song about pi (π) that is proof enough that good things actually can come from math and science.

    This is actually me comparing you with Kate Bush. That means you did good.

  2. Joen says:

    A friend of mine told me that since Kate Bush has written a song about pi (π) that is proof enough that good things actually can come from math and science.

    In my experience, only good things come from math and science — remember, math exists in nature as well.

    This is actually me comparing you with Kate Bush. That means you did good.

    🙂 Thank you!

  3. Jonas Rabbe says:

    I’m at a loss for words. The combination of image and texture is once again amazing. Granted, it’s easy to do something wonderful with such beatiful scenery, but you have once again showed why I think your photo montage installments are world class.

  4. 2 I like, 3 I love, 4 is great and 5 is 🙂

    In short, this installment is absolutely wonderful!

  5. Joen says:

    Jonas,

    Thanks, now I’m at a loss for words.

    James,

    Thank you too!

  6. Bilal says:

    Wow. I love all of them. Definately one of your best!

  7. snuf says:

    Absolutely amazing..

  8. Sid Upadhyay says:

    Joen, after seeing your teasers on flickr, I was dying to see more! Once again I am elated by this floury of Installment goodness!

  9. Joen says:

    Thanks so much for all you kind comments, I really appreciate it.

  10. Janne says:

    Well what can i say Joen…. Impressive, i just love it!!!!! AWSOME!!!!

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