Author Archives: eli

About eli

Megastructure explorer & megascale architect
I don't know how to fold that box.

Day 22: Google search history time capsule

Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect in a few days, so I went to delete my google search history (google.com/history). While I was there, I saw that it goes back to 2005, so I took some snippets of “interesting”

I don't know how to fold that box.

Day 22: Google search history time capsule

Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect in a few days, so I went to delete my google search history (google.com/history). While I was there, I saw that it goes back to 2005, so I took some snippets of “interesting”

caves!

Day 21: voxel caves

Making caves with voxelish boxes. Made using Processing. The algorithm is a modified version of Togetherness (from a few days ago).

caves!

Day 21: voxel caves

Making caves with voxelish boxes. Made using Processing. The algorithm is a modified version of Togetherness (from a few days ago).

business card

Day 19: business cards

Finished my business cards for the GDC and sent them to print. I think my tagline came out just right.     I do not have high hopes for the orange color.

business card

Day 19: business cards

Finished my business cards for the GDC and sent them to print. I think my tagline came out just right.     I do not have high hopes for the orange color.

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Day 18: cellular automata

All images made in Processing. The algorithm is called “Togetherness”, and I found it here. If you have Java, you can see it in action. (Give it a few minutes…) Unfortunately, the blob edges don’t converge. They will keep sparkling

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Day 18: cellular automata

All images made in Processing. The algorithm is called “Togetherness”, and I found it here. If you have Java, you can see it in action. (Give it a few minutes…) Unfortunately, the blob edges don’t converge. They will keep sparkling

Day 17: Today I made ..

… myself healthier by going to a yoga class. yay!

Day 17: Today I made ..

… myself healthier by going to a yoga class. yay!

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Day 16: terrible game

Hi everyone. I made a game. It’s called Foreskin Defender. It’s about infant genitalia. This is just … not safe for any environment. More information and download available here. If anyone is interested in the story behind it: there is a

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Day 16: terrible game

Hi everyone. I made a game. It’s called Foreskin Defender. It’s about infant genitalia. This is just … not safe for any environment. More information and download available here. If anyone is interested in the story behind it: there is a

backdrop

Day 15: WIP THING!

Today I started something that became a larger thing! I know this is against the spirit of “one complete thing per day” but I think it’s worth it. I hope to finish tomorrow. For now, here’s a backdrop for the

backdrop

Day 15: WIP THING!

Today I started something that became a larger thing! I know this is against the spirit of “one complete thing per day” but I think it’s worth it. I hope to finish tomorrow. For now, here’s a backdrop for the

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Day 14: lovely whale

This lovely whale loves you!   Thanks to Kate and Daniel for the ideas.

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Day 14: lovely whale

This lovely whale loves you!   Thanks to Kate and Daniel for the ideas.

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Day 12: Aliceffekt painting

New Aliceffekt release, so I did a freeform painting to it. Release available here: http://wiki.xxiivv.com/027 Took twelve minutes and nine seconds to make. Kind of turned out to be a Burning Bush picture. But you can interpret that any way you

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Day 12: Aliceffekt painting

New Aliceffekt release, so I did a freeform painting to it. Release available here: http://wiki.xxiivv.com/027 Took twelve minutes and nine seconds to make. Kind of turned out to be a Burning Bush picture. But you can interpret that any way you

disbeliever drop

Day 11: Disbeliever Drop

For today’s thing-a-day, I made a small game in Processing. It took me a few hours. The theme was “The earth is flat”. This was also a game development challenge submission, though I went over the allotted time. You can

disbeliever drop

Day 11: Disbeliever Drop

For today’s thing-a-day, I made a small game in Processing. It took me a few hours. The theme was “The earth is flat”. This was also a game development challenge submission, though I went over the allotted time. You can

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Day 10: Lonely cabin

Needed to take a break from spirals, so I photoshopped this quick painting of a lonely cabin. Reference: http://freecabinporn.com/post/9413081823/mountain-hut-above-waimakariri-falls-on-south   Larger image available here.

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Day 10: Lonely cabin

Needed to take a break from spirals, so I photoshopped this quick painting of a lonely cabin. Reference: http://freecabinporn.com/post/9413081823/mountain-hut-above-waimakariri-falls-on-south   Larger image available here.

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Day 9: Hilbert curve added!

Yay, that’s more like it! An infinitely-regressing space-filling Hilbert curve according to the Golden Ratio. Curve code borrowed from http://joyofprocessing.com/blog/2011/11/hilbert-curve/ .

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Day 9: Hilbert curve added!

Yay, that’s more like it! An infinitely-regressing space-filling Hilbert curve according to the Golden Ratio. Curve code borrowed from http://joyofprocessing.com/blog/2011/11/hilbert-curve/ .

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Day 7: spiral grid?

OK, Processing is not as elegant as Context Free (I’m using the matrix stack and it’s kind of ugly). But the results are coming out more accurate in terms of overlapping items — or lack thereof! Imagine the green grid

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Day 7: spiral grid?

OK, Processing is not as elegant as Context Free (I’m using the matrix stack and it’s kind of ugly). But the results are coming out more accurate in terms of overlapping items — or lack thereof! Imagine the green grid

Black and white study

Day 6: Black and white study (with spiral!)

Intuitive drawing class. One of the exercises was a black and white constraint on the palette. I added something similar to the spiral design … Another piece from tonight: Everything is gouache on paper. A whole lot of gouache.

Black and white study

Day 6: Black and white study (with spiral!)

Intuitive drawing class. One of the exercises was a black and white constraint on the palette. I added something similar to the spiral design … Another piece from tonight: Everything is gouache on paper. A whole lot of gouache.

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Day 5: Processing spiral

Yep, still doing logarithmic spirals. This one is made in Processing.  

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Day 5: Processing spiral

Yep, still doing logarithmic spirals. This one is made in Processing.  

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Day 4: city blocks in the spiral

Due to an error on my part, or perhaps something to do with floating-point precision of Context Free, it doesn’t look like these pieces join up properly. I tried a  number of workarounds, and none of them seem to work.

4 - spiral city blocks for real

Day 4: city blocks in the spiral

Due to an error on my part, or perhaps something to do with floating-point precision of Context Free, it doesn’t look like these pieces join up properly. I tried a  number of workarounds, and none of them seem to work.

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Day 3: another spiral

This spiral is a bit choppy, because the width of the stroke changes abruptly on each iteration. I don’t know if there is a “taper” parameter for Context Free, but I could fake the stroke using circles, I suppose. But

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Day 3: another spiral

This spiral is a bit choppy, because the width of the stroke changes abruptly on each iteration. I don’t know if there is a “taper” parameter for Context Free, but I could fake the stroke using circles, I suppose. But

Day 2: golden ratio spiral

Made in Context Free.  Still don’t have a theme … suggestions welcome. Code: startshape SPIRALBLOCK CF::Background = [hue 0 b -1 saturation 0] phi = (1 + sqrt(5)) / 2squareblock = 1 / (1 – (1/phi))squaresize = squareblockremaindersize = squareblock

Day 2: golden ratio spiral

Made in Context Free.  Still don’t have a theme … suggestions welcome. Code: startshape SPIRALBLOCK CF::Background = [hue 0 b -1 saturation 0] phi = (1 + sqrt(5)) / 2squareblock = 1 / (1 – (1/phi))squaresize = squareblockremaindersize = squareblock

Day 1: Barely getting started!

10-minute freeform. Spent most of the evening perfecting my resume and sending it out to some people. I haven’t chosen a theme for myself yet, but I will try. Also I will attempt to challenge myself, not just do my

Day 1: Barely getting started!

10-minute freeform. Spent most of the evening perfecting my resume and sending it out to some people. I haven’t chosen a theme for myself yet, but I will try. Also I will attempt to challenge myself, not just do my