I’m grateful that I got to visit my family this weekend. I haven’t seen them in over a year, so I’m glad that I was able to spend some time with them.
This is the view from my parent's deck. It's a good change of scenery.
Currently trying out a window manager called TidyTabs (Windows-only), and I'm really enjoying it. I love how related apps visually stick together and follow each other around. I'm finding that using this makes more sense in my head than using virtual desktops--I feel like grouping windows together is a more natural workflow for me.
The best feature, though? I can right click and close all the apps in a group at once when I'm done with them. 😌
The tiny generative art template is now using Browsersync instead of Python as the local server. Having to refresh the browser every time I change anything gets old pretty quick!
Wrote a bit more about the tiny generative art template on my blog: https://jagtalon.com/2021/02/20/tiny-generative-art-template/
I wrote a sorta-minimalist template for my generative art needs. It's not exactly dependency free, but at least it doesn't pull in a ton of NPM packages!
I think it's just right for my needs, and I hope other people will find it useful, too.
I wrote a short blog post on the algorithm for the night sky poster that I recently made: https://jagtalon.com/2021/02/05/long-exposure-art/
It reminds me of how simple rules could generate something that _looks_ complex. It’s honestly one of my favorite things about generative art!
I got packing materials and copies of two of my prints ready at home. I have the links up on https://jagtalon.com/generative-art/ as well so I think I’m ready to start shipping! Kind of terrified though I’ve never done anything like this.
I’m excited to share some art though so I hope things go well!
I initially wanted to put something in the foreground, but I think I'm pretty happy with this! I simplified the algorithm even more, and I'm actually surprised at how short the code is.
I'm hoping to get this printed soon. I think it'll look great as a poster!
I'm starting to make progress! I've been inspired by space music from artists like Jaja, and I was hoping to emulate that kind of music. Here's what I got so far.
I ended up switching to Sonic Pi instead for creating music. I'm a beginner, so I think I'll need all the documentation I can get! Sonic Pi has a lot of it, and it also feels more approachable since the programs are all in Ruby.
Wish me luck!
I've been having fun with generative art recently. There's something fascinating about creating art by simply specifying a set of rules for the computer.
So this weekend I've been wondering if I could do the same with music by using Orca (https://100r.co/site/orca.html)
I've been struggling a lot since I don't know much about music, but it's kind of fun so I'm hoping that I get better at it!
Alright I added some rings. I think I'm satisfied with this one.
I'm pretty new to the language, but it seems to be more succinct and straightforward compared to the Canvas API. It feels easier to read too.
Currently a WIP, but the source can be found here: https://git.sr.ht/~jagtalon/gaseous-planet-art
There's a lot of fur and dust at home, so I'm not surprised that the fans are already dusty after 5 months.
I'm glad my laptop is pretty straightforward to open up, though! I made the right choice of getting a repairable laptop. https://jagtalon.com/2020/08/13/moving-to-windows/
I guess I'll be doing this twice a year. 😅
I worked on some space-themed #generativeart recently over the holidays.
One is a wormhole/galaxy poster that's made with multiple sunflower-seed spirals, and the other one is a gaseous planet (which needs a bit more work).
I'm hoping these will turn out well once it's printed!
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