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      Near Chaos in Graphic Drawings from Analogue Machines

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      Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      8 - 11 July 2019

      Chaos, Determinism, Quasi-randomness, Analogue drawing machines, Machine art, Graphic characteristics of broken lines

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            Abstract

            Chaos is now recognised as one of three emergent topics of study in the 21c. It is seen as appropriate to examine this in art practice. The paper examines the author’s recent research into ‘near chaos’ and describes how the original default position i.e. ‘simple instructions leading to complex images’ has been extended. The intent is now to disrupt the programming input, moving the drawings towards ‘near chaos’. The tipping point is approached where an image almost descends into chaos but just remains visually coherent. Evaluation and philosophy are discussed. The Power Point presentation will include practical and theoretical underpinning, and detail the workings of the machines, via still and video images.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            July 2019
            July 2019
            : 103-111
            Affiliations
            [0001]1 Green End, Hereford Road

            Mardy, Abergavenny, NP76HT, Wales
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2019.21
            2a14fd04-5b2b-40f6-b57a-8cc1ccb8915c
            © Tait. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2019, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of EVA London 2019
            EVA 2019
            London, UK
            8 - 11 July 2019
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Categories
            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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