Scrbtle solaas.com.ar | dreamlines Dreamlines is a generative drawing machine that creates a unique, ever-flowing painting after words you choose. Related images are gathered from the Net and used as raw material for the construction of your personal dream. This piece has been devised specifically for Internet. It is a combination of Processing and PHP, with some Flash mixed in for the user interface. The PHP script makes a Google image search with the keywords provided by the user, and collects the resulting images. The Processing applet reads the images one by one and uses them as input to generate an ever-changing drawing. The key of the piece lies in the translation between two different sets of coordinates: color and movement. The script switches randomly over eight sets of formulas that transform the color values (hue, saturation and brightness) of a pixel into angle and velocity values for a particle.
NodalGenesis Matthias Dittrich |interaction design portfolio | Narratives 2.0 Narrative 2.0 visualises music. The music was segmented in single channels. The channels are shown fanlike and the lines move from the center away with the time. The angle of the line changes according to the frequency of the channel, while the frequency reaching a high level, the channel becomes highlighted by orange. The visualisation should not necessarily return exact informations, even if the arrangement and uniformity of the music can "Apache" - Ennio Morricone "Axel F" - Harold Faltermeyer "Symphonie No.5" - Beethoven "Familie Feeling" - Moloko "Full Chemical Gear" - Jarhead OST "Galvanize" - Chemical Brothers "The Emperor" - Star Wars OST "We will rock you" - Queen
Dreamlines Dreamlines was an interactive net-art work created in 2005. It lived a long (in Internet-era time, anyway) and happy life, but it is no longer functional: the technologies it was based on became obsolete, especially the Java browser plugin. It could be recreated with current web technologies, but until I get round to doing that, I decided to take it down to avoid frustration for visitors who might still come here. While you can’t have the first-hand experience at the moment, you can look at some documentation to get an idea of what was it like. You can see: The original description of the work Some screen captures on Flickr Video captures of different search strings on Vimeo: plum, raspberry, vacation A more documentary video uploaded by Tomás Rawski that shows the user interaction with the work You can also download the original source code [ZIP] (beware, it was made with Processing 1.0 and it is not going to run without significant updates).
:: ALBINAL - Drawing Generator :: Generating images with flash is nothing new but following some recent client work I discovered the very powerful JPG and PNG encoder classes. The PNG one in particular allows you to save your flash creations with a transparent background. I put this to use by making a simple image generation system: The system can but run at full screen and will allow you to generate images using any palette ID from Colour Lovers. Here's some images I made earlier... You Are Your Words retrato con palabras