This series of images created by the Drawing by Numbers software explores how the computer reads and stores images as code, using code to create new forms and shapes.
This Wednesday at the Robots Lates you can take part in a life drawing class with artist John Close and transform your drawing with artists Julie Freeman and Simon Emberton using the Drawing by Numbers software or try the software out here
The original life drawing is captured with a digital camera and stored as binary code. The software instructions interpret this into more recognisable bitmap and vector formats. The bitmap is a series of pixels each with a specific location and colour intensity value and the vector graphics store the location of key points of an image, alongside some rules of what colour that point is and which other points it should connect to.
The code has instructed the computer to find a range of intensity values in the image that connect together using Delaunay triangulation, which can then be altered to create different shaped crystal-like images.
Posted 9 months ago on Wednesday, 27th November 2013