Computer Generated Art
Here are some outcomes of playing with randomness to generate art. You can click on the thumbnails below for larger versions. This could be called wave art because these pictures are created by generating a random number of wavelike patterns with somewhat random properties (the properties are constricted to certain ranges), and superimposing this set of patterns into a single image. The color of each image is also generated randomly. Part of making these images pretty was to use an HLS (hue, luminance, saturation) color scheme instead of the more common RGB (red, green, blue) color scheme. Hue is what we typically think of as color. Luminance is like brightness, and saturation could be considered the amount of grayness. I've scaled the luminance values of all the pixels to "high" points, that is locations where the wave patterns add up positively. I kept the hue and saturation at a constant value for each image..
It is possible to generate these images at very large, poster size resolutions. I have a set of 3 of them that Sarah and I thought worked well together printed and framed at 18"x18" in our house. If you are interested in prints or high resolution digital versions of any of these images, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, please check back soon. I've got a lot more of these I haven't posted yet. I've played some with different shapes, varying hues, and different constraints on the pattern parameters, with some really wonderful results!