Rune Madsen is an artist-cum-programmer who uses, as he puts it, “programming languages to create things with the computer” and believes in “simplicity, organized complexity, and that the pragmatic and poetic are inseparable”. Nice. Me too. I think.

Anyway, I’ve been very interested in the idea of generative design and art lately. The notion that the representation and repetition of form and shape can be generated by some kind of algorithm gets me going…

There are lots of examples in the fine arts: MC Escher, Sol Lewitt and Piet Mondrian all had this repetition of form in their work but more recently, people have been using code as a kind of art form in and of itself..

Here are some examples I’ve been working on myself using the p5 JavaScript libraries.

Rotating Cubes