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P-62, "Floating Points", plotter drawing ink on paper, 46 x 46 cm, 1970

© 1970 by Manfred Mohr

About the algorithm:
This algorithm is based on creating a closed curve by choosing random points on a polar coordinate system and then smoothing the joining lines with a 3rd degree spline function. Parallel curves are calculated by a linear transformation until a center point is reached. A certain number of such "floating points" of different sizes are randomly dispersed in the image.

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

About the work:
A print from this program is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London