Space Flight

Space Flight

Endless generative flight through a field of stars inspired by my partnership in Deep Space Coffee. Flying through a field of stars was one of the first great computer programs I remember as a child.  Breaking through the third dimension felt great.  It was often implemented in the form of screensavers or animation demonstrations.  You […]

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Invader Super Ring

Invader Super Ring

The Invader is a special grid construction of black and white squares.  I have generated millions of them.  They are familiar friends. Previously arranged in order or in a fractal, here they are arranged in concentric rings.  Rings vary in width.  Invader scale and distribution is set to fit accordingly. One variation identifies and highlights heart shaped […]

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Noise Field

Noise Field

Particles follow paths derived from a two dimensional Perlin noise function.  Paths are rendered with translucent pixels, making common areas bright.  Where are you in this picture?   The evolution of this algorithm, presented in reverse order.     Programmed in Processing By Jared S. Tarbell In Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Around 1:10pm February 2, […]

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Circles Inside Circles

Circles Inside Circles

Packing circles into a finite space is fun.  Especially when you use lazy algorithms that place and test, rather than do any hard math.  One such classic algorithm is this, place a very small circle into a field and grow that circle until it hits another circle or the edge.  Repeat until no room is left for […]

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Abandoned Etsy Mandala

Abandoned Etsy Mandala

My last project for Etsy.  It was to be a mandala, a custom generated visualization of friendships, favorites, and shop activity with you at the center.  My most ambitious project, abandoned in early 2011 when I chose to leave the company.   Programmed in Flash AS3 By Jared Tarbell In Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Around […]

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