Is it art, or is it code? It’s both. Generative art creates artwork algorithmically, usually through computer software. For example, rather than drawing one line at a time, a generative artist can write code that automatically draws several strokes to create an organic effect. With generative art, no two pieces are ever the same. Marius Watz is a leader in the generative art movement.
Watz started coding at age 11, and since then he’s gone way beyond programming—in fact, his artwork has been shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is a lecturer in Interaction Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. In 2005, he founded Generator.x, a curatorial platform set up to produce a series of events related to generative art and computational design.
Watz believes that accidents can be beautiful, and his upcoming brush for The Art of Touch, named “Here Be Fire Dragons”, expresses his unique vision through touch. Enjoy this sneak peek of Watz’s contribution, and try his brush for yourself when it launches on Monday, December 19.
In the meantime, you can create a few pieces using the standard brushes and the two previously released effects by Dr. Woohoo and Erik Natzke, then share your masterpiece for a chance to win this week’s prize package.
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- Hardware Team