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Visual Harmony

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

This weekend I’ve been playing, once again, with the ideas of experimental film pioneer John Whitney, using both graphics and audio. While Whitney was interested in turning musical ideas into motion graphics, I’m doing the inverse — turning one of his key animation ideas back into music. Whitney made a number of films based around […]

Entropy & Motion Graphics

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Claude Shannon’s Information Theory tells us that any given communications channel has limited capacity or bandwidth. There is a fixed amount of information (measured as entropy or non-repetition) that can be passed thru that channel without introducing errors. Human perception can be viewed as a communications channel, also posessing limited bandwidth. When faced with too […]

Three Johns on Randomness

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

If you take a quick peek around this website, you will see a considerable number of software toys which make heavy use of random numbers. Nonetheless, the use of random numbers does not agree with everyone.