THE JPG EXPERIMENTS

The JPG EXPERIMENTS became an exploration in coding. I am inspired by Big Data, Geometry and Algorithms. I want to explore ways to express myself through the medium of code in these areas of interest. This project was really an exercise for me to answer this question: How can I use this inspiration to express myself artistically?

The first iteration and project proposal can be found in this blog post. 

Here is the presentation for this project.

I attempted to make a data visualization in OF and using ofxInstagram add-on. I actually found a bug in the add-on code so I was not able to complete my project using OF. But, I ended up working with the developer of this add-on to fix the bug.  

 This is a screen shot of the broken code. The main bug has to do with the Instagram API limiting the images to 33 and needed pagination to complete the call. 

This is a screen shot of the broken code. The main bug has to do with the Instagram API limiting the images to 33 and needed pagination to complete the call. 

I ended up using js to make this visualization. Here is the javascript code used to explore the Big Data section.

I also wanted to experiment with producing physical objects as an output of the screen-based code. I experimented with printing and laser cutting on paper and wood.  

Visual screen based outcomes:

 Using particle systems to map color in images

Using particle systems to map color in images

 Looking at big data and how to visualize

Looking at big data and how to visualize

 Algorithmic art outputs (Sol Lewitt instruction, N=10)

Algorithmic art outputs (Sol Lewitt instruction, N=10)

Physical object outcomes:

 Laser cutting using wood

Laser cutting using wood

 Printed on transparency paper to play with light and installation ideas

Printed on transparency paper to play with light and installation ideas

 Laser cutting using paper

Laser cutting using paper

 With a light source behind image

With a light source behind image