Honors College Professor Annina Ruest is a Swiss artist-technologist. She is known for her work in new media art including software art and electronics-based art. This semester, her class ART 4934C Programming for Visual Art is displaying some of their projects in the library.
Artists: Victoria Blount, Ivan Corredera, Jessica Flynn, Halle Jonassaint, Angie Joseph, Aaron Kent, Carlene Kwartler, Casey Politano, Vrishan Seepersad, Renee Sodeen, Christopher Tepetitlan, Amanda Viller (in alphabetical order)
Algorithmic Shapes are physical manifestations of computer programs. These computer programs were written by students in ART 4934C Programming for Visual Art and then 3d-printed on a Formlabs 3d printer.
Each shape is a modification of a basic 3d solid such as a platonic shape, a cone, or a cylinder. The results are abstract forms that may remind viewers of buildings, video game characters, organic growth, or crystalline structures etc. As abstract shapes, they are designed to trigger the imagination without telling the viewer exactly what to think.
Here are some examples of their projects.