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P-18, "random walk", plotter drawing ink on paper, 50cm x 50cm, 1969



© 1969 by Manfred Mohr
Examples of program P-18 from a high-resolution microfilm plotter 1969




About the algorithm:
The elements are horizontal, vertical, 45 degree lines, square waves, zig-zags, and have probabilities for line widths and lengths. Within a defined area, the algorithm chooses from the alphabet to create a random walk.

First published:
Catalog Manfred Mohr, "Computer Graphics, Une esthétique programée", ARC - Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1971 (catalog and show)

About the work:
Two drawings from this program are in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London