What makes a good jigsaw puzzle

@charlotte_dann

charlottedann.com

abstractpuzzl.es

A bit about me

  • Kid coder
  • Jewellery Design
  • Computational Arts at Goldsmiths

The big IDEa

A puzzle subscription service where every quarter I'd commission a piece of generative art and produce a set of unique mass-market jigsaws

Wants

  • Explore the platonic ideal of a jigsaw
  • Play with generative techniques and workflows
  • Have a regular artistic output
  • Make something physical

Avoid

  • Mass-production
  • Marketing
  • Basically all the commercial stuff

The Small idea

Make one generative puzzle per week

Film myself solving it

Share it

Have fun

What next

@charlotte_dann

charlottedann.com

abstractpuzzl.es

Thanks for listening

Some personal history

  • Kid coder
  • CSM for fashion
  • Pivoted to jewellery
  • Comp Arts MA at Goldsmiths

The big IDEa

A puzzle subscription service where every quarter I'd commission a piece of generative art and produce a set of unique mass-market jigsaws

The epiphany

What if everything didn't have to be a business idea

What if I made things just for the joy of making them

Wants

  • Explore the platonic ideal of a jigsaw
  • Play with generative techniques and workflows
  • Have a regular artistic output
  • Make something physical

Avoid

  • Mass-production
  • Marketing
  • Basically all the commercial stuff

The new idea

Make one generative puzzle per week

Film myself solving it

Share it

Have fun

London Creative Coding 2021 - What makes a good jigsaw puzzle

By Charlotte Dann

London Creative Coding 2021 - What makes a good jigsaw puzzle

Through the lens of her year-long jigsaw project Abstract Puzzles, Charlotte will reflect on establishing a creative practice, the intersection of generative art and generative design, the power of building your own tools, and what precisely makes a jigsaw puzzle so satisfying and fun to solve.

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