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organic machinery

organic_machinery

mixed media on paper; B&W dot conversion: online image editor

- tom moody

March 17th, 2015 at 5:03 pm

i saw the figure five in plaid

- tom moody

March 3rd, 2015 at 8:39 pm

calatrava-esque

5-santiago-calatrava

noisia_dmagik400bw

hat tips noisia (who made the web app) and D_MAGIK
also, Santiago Calatrava, whose sucky ornamental winged thing will soon be gracing the revamped World Trade Center's "transit hub."
It looks kind of like the design above but with "wings" that are awkwardly asymmetrical and jammed too close to an adjacent building.

hub-orama

- tom moody

March 3rd, 2015 at 11:19 am

imaginary painting (stretched)

dreamed_about_painting

I have recurring dreams of paintings, usually ones I made and am either discovering in a cache somewhere that I completely forgot, or am preparing to hang in a show (and fretting that I don't have enough of them to fill the walls).
The image above was my attempt to sketch one of these from my memory of a dream. It was narrower in width when I drew it with the Computers Club Drawing Society software. The version above is stretched into a square format. The dreamed-about painting was much rougher in texture and made of real paint on canvas.

- tom moody

July 14th, 2014 at 9:43 am

heavy ornament (pair)

heavyornamentpair

modified version of a deleted drawing from my Computers Club Drawing Society page

- tom moody

June 29th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

sketch_j6

sketch_j6

unpublished "draft" from my Computers Club Drawing Society page

- tom moody

June 29th, 2014 at 7:30 am

chibi store painting

CC_1544_layer

painting made with Computers Club Drawing Society software "Chibi Paint" -- this is a layer -- still mulling over a version with an additional layer

- tom moody

April 18th, 2014 at 8:30 am

new romantics, go back to the graveyard

new_romantic

When you think of "new romantics" and "internet" the first thing that probably comes to mind is goth girls posing in cemeteries.
Possibly that wasn't the first thing that popped into the heads of the curators of Eyebeam's upcoming exhibit with the unapologetic title, The New Romantics. "Just as the Romantics responded to the industrial revolution," the curators postulate, "this group of artists are similarly responding to the current information revolution."
Ever since William Gibson envisioned Haitian voodoo spirits inhabiting cyberspace, writers have been trying to depict computers and the internet as something other than what they are: soulless cold environments created by nerds to be inhabited by other nerds. The internet is the domain of numbers, statistics, menus, and multiple choice tests. The only way to imagine it otherwise might be something like David Cronenberg's fleshy "game pods" that attach to your spine with an umbilical: a "dream space out of meat space" governed by murky synaptical potentials rather than precise silicon robotics. In the real cyberspace we inhabit, however, no amount of pouty romantic acting out can overcome that it's going to be converted to pixels and aiff files and reproduced on a page where it will be tabulated with like counts and stored with thousands of other similar expressions.

my new romantic drawing above was made with the Computers Club Drawing Society "Chibi Paint" software (and resized to fit here)

- tom moody

April 5th, 2014 at 7:06 am

L-Garden based GIFs (2)

l-garden2_crop

l-garden3_crop_short2

l-garden3_crop_short

More GIFs based on patterns generated by Eva Schindling's L-Garden program, as described in the previous post.

- tom moody

February 15th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

L-Garden based GIFs

l-garden1_crop

lgard_plant15_transp

GIFs based on patterns generated by Eva Schindling's L-Garden program, a Java utility made with the Processing programming language. Anyone can load the applet and make one of these but it's primarily a drawing program, not an animation program. Here, the transparent one is made from Schindling's example GIF (hat tip Issac). The non-transparent one is a screen capture of a drawing in "grow" mode, as it appears in the applet.

- tom moody

February 14th, 2014 at 10:40 am