MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Generative(Algorithmic) Art Series

George Varnavides, Undergraduate Student

Jan/24 Tue 01:00PM-04:00PM Location TBD
Jan/25 Wed 01:00PM-04:00PM Location TBD
Jan/26 Thu 01:00PM-04:00PM Location TBD

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/09
Attendance: Repeating event, participants welcome at any session

Generative (algorithmic) art is a type of (mostly) visual art where the design has been generated using a computer, following an algorithm. It often lies at the intersection of mathematical patterns and aesthetic appeal and its results can be stunning and refreshing. In this mini-series we will explore some of the aspects  of generative art starting with more traditional examples such as fractals and symmetry in chaos and extending it to physical systems such as diffusion limited aggregation and microstructural evolution. The instructors will be using the Wolfram Language and Processing to illustrate concepts and examples, but participants can choose to use any appropriate language of their choice for their projects.


Advanced sign up required (see contact person)

Sponsor(s): Materials Science and Engineering
Contact: George Varnavides, 857 272 6992,