The Non-Linear Code of Dextro – Observation in Nature

The following is a collection of new generative pieces created by Walter Gorgosilits aka Dextro from Austria, one of the pioneers of generative Macromedia Director programming.

Created using Processing, the works are all programmed using 'non-linear code' - without being fractal or random. Dextro started doing this type of work with Director back in 1996 and switched to Processing earlier this year. He doesn't usually have a conceptual framework for these works but they all start with an idea (e.g. some observation in nature), and through experimentation with code he attempts to enhance what he find visually interesting. Some of these pieces take years to develop but the code is usually short but complex. The program iterates without change, with equal rules for all objects. Most of the scripts rely on trigonometry and could be seen as sets of wave generators interacting with one another.

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