In Norse mythology, Audumla (also Audhumla, Audhumbla, Old Norse Au?humbla) was the primeval cow. Unlike many other Norse names, the name of Audumla has not been deciphered, nor does the Norse sources tell where Audhumla came from, but it has been assumed that she came into existence at the beginning of time through shaping of the melted Niflheim ice in Ginnungagap, much like Ymir. – Source
As suggested by my sister way back in my Meadow installment, for this one I took inspiration from the norse creation mythology. Scandinavian landscapes, stars, trees, northern lights and of course my favourite animal: the cow.
The drawing engine is powered by my generative Von Neumann engine.
The tiny island in Malaysia called Tioman Island is, by local mythology, called the island of the sleeping dragon. Such mythology is always a great source of inspiration for me.
Combining my generative Von Neumann engine with photos from my trip to Tioman in December 2005, the end result is a mash up of photography and mathematical numbers. This way of combining math with nature was always the intent when I started writing this generative engine. Now, having taken the first small steps, I hope to refine the engine and the process, so I can eventually create some really cool stuff.
P.S. Be sure to try and uncheck “Scale to fit” to see the pictures in their large 2560×1370 px resolution.
Mathematical fractions, or fractions of a whole? Further refining my generative engine named in honor of mathematicion John von Neumann, “Fractions” adds a sticky layer that remembers parts of each new iteration.
“Outline” is an experiement in creating nice looking gradient silhuettes and confusing whitespace.
synthetic, n., produced by a synthesis of elements or materials, especially not of natural origin; man-made
“Synthetics” is an experiement in making synthetic, good looking plays of light using only Flash gradients and a dose of random.
The sound ambience is courtesy of dobroide and work submitted to the Freesound Project.
The exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power station is teeming with life. As humans were evacuated from the area 20 years ago, animals moved in. Existing populations multiplied and species not seen for decades, such as the lynx and eagle owl, began to return.
“Nuclear Guardian” is inspired by a heart-breaking story of how animal life has started to return to the area that was once irradiated by the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown.
The sound ambience is courtesy of laurent and work submitted to the Freesound Project.
fabric – The arrangement and physical relationship of components or constituent elements of something
Click around. Drag around. Go play.
This is the most over-due installment I have made in 5 years. So what does that mean? It means I’m getting better at not caring, which is an overlooked quality in some situations.
The sound ambience is courtesy of reinsamba of the Freesound Project.