Pixels,

irl

@charlotte_dann

charlottedann.com

Why use

computers for art?

Design

Build

Test

Learn

Pen Plotting

Test everything on disposable paper first

Use canvas2svg for

easy vector outputs from canvas drawings

const size = 1000

const canvas = document.createElement('canvas')
canvas.width = size
canvas.height = size
document.body.appendChild(canvas)
const context = canvas.getContext('2d')

context.strokeStyle = '#fff'
context.lineWidth = 5
context.lineCap = 'round'

const u = size / 20
context.beginPath()
for (let i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  const x = i%10
  const y = Math.floor(i/10)
  const rotations = (i%3 === 0 && 1) + (i%4 === 0 && 2)
  context.save()
  context.translate(u+x*u*2, u+y*u*2)
  context.rotate(rotations * Math.PI / 2)
  context.moveTo(-u, u)
  context.quadraticCurveTo(-u, -u, u, -u)
  context.restore()
}
context.stroke()
const size = 1000

import saveAs from 'file-saver'
import C2S from 'canvas2svg'


const context = new C2S(size, size)

context.strokeStyle = '#fff'
context.lineWidth = 5
context.lineCap = 'round'

const u = size / 20
context.beginPath()
for (let i = 0; i < 100; i++) {
  const x = i%10
  const y = Math.floor(i/10)
  rotations = (i%3 === 0 && 1) + (i%4 === 0 && 2)
  context.save()
  context.translate(u+x*u*2, u+y*u*2)
  context.rotate(rotations * Math.PI / 2)
  context.moveTo(-u, u)
  context.quadraticCurveTo(-u, -u, u, -u)
  context.restore()
}
context.stroke()

const blob = new Blob([context.getSerializedSvg()], {
  type: 'text/plain',
})
saveAs(blob, 'pattern.svg')

Laser Cutting

Get access at a Hackspace, university, or pay-by-the-hour facilities

Figure out the right settings with material testing first

3D Printing

Generative Gestaltung

You can export STL

files from ThreeJS

hexatope.io

thank you

@charlotte_dann

charlottedann.com

DXN Jan 2020 - Pixels, IRL

By Charlotte Dann

DXN Jan 2020 - Pixels, IRL

Most digital designers and developers don’t get the joyous experience of touching and feeling the things they’ve created. Interest in generative art and design on the web is at an all-time high, but predominantly confined to screens and pixels. In this talk Charlotte will champion the joy of tactility in digital design by demonstrating a handful of methods that can enable you to realise your work in a physical space.

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