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Archive for March, 2008

Altair Slitherlinks

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I’m working on a set of Slitherlink puzzles based on the Islamic-inspired tiling shown here, from Ensor Holiday’s book “Altair Design”. The pattern contains tiles with 4,5,6,7 and 8 sides, which makes the puzzle a little more interesting than my previous Slitherlinks, which only use tiles with 4 sides. You can preview some sample puzzles […]

Want to make code art? Here’s your book.

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

I am sometimes asked by my art college students for a good book to introduce them to programming, that explains the basic concepts (such as functions and variables) and that is written for creative people, rather than computer science majors. Unfortunately, the book that worked so well for me is no longer available, nor relevant, […]

Happy belated PI day…

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

This is my attempt to make some eye candy roughly in the style of James Whitney’s wonderful 1966 movie, Lapis, which can occasionally be spotted on Youtube. If you’re interested in making stuff like this, just remember, it all starts with π. If you’re a mathophobe, and even the barest mention of π sends you […]

Y! Music Videos for Myspace

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

If you have a myspace account, you’ll want to check out the app I’ve been working on this week, Y! Music Videos. This OpenSocial app displays a list of music videos, which are selected based on the information you have put in your myspace profile (specifically, your “favorite music”). So if you’ve listed Beatles and […]