Computational Life Drawing

Back when the world was analog and we made fire by rubbing 2 sticks together, I took a few "life drawing" courses. I always liked how form and content were cleanly divided. It didn't really matter what you were representing, you drew a handful of Legos or a flower or whatever else was put on the table at the start of class. The point was to exercise your capacity to represent some thing, compare the outcome of drawing to a benchmark reality, and think about the relationship of the representation and the thing represented. 

Life drawing isn't necessarily the same for everyone, for me it was a calibration exercise, comparing what you think you see and how you represent it. It's also very meditative. My friend Nono has a fantastic approach to this way of working that you can see over at Getting Simple.

I've been doing computational life drawing, picking up stuff from the world and taking the challenge to re-represent it. Sometimes I try and reverse engineer another computational idea, or try and reproduce a pattern found out in the world. 

Today's exercise was making a Johnathan Adler pot.

Music has scales, sportsball has batting practice . . .