January 15, 2013
I often wonder, at being so disappointed at the generic, hackneyed sci-fi worlds in the likes of Prometheus and Avatar – why not give the art director & CGI job of such films to a code artist?
CGI in movies has become cheap and lazy – the FX are no longer special. Surely, something like this fractal technology, pushing the frontiers of science and art, should be what sci-fi film makers should be embracing to show us worlds we’ve never seen OR imagined before.
I created my own small gallery of work, by hacking the code, tweaking the numbers. The availability of this amazing new math art is just half the battle. One still must explore its world, find composition, drama, a hidden painting – the eye of the code artist changes the numbers, but also must search for the vision.