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Is Anyone In The Group Making Generative or Computational Art With Javascript?

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Sid G.
sidgabriel
San Francisco, CA
Post #: 23
Last week I made a website for my band "3L3V3N" ( http://theoneone.com/...­ ) and I was surprised by what I could do and get done using only javascript.

I found a generative motion graphic released by developer named goofi.be on a design blog. It renders beautifully in Safari on the iphone, ipad, in the browsers of android, chrome and firefox. It even detects tilt on the ipad. When I first looked at it on the ipad it quite literally "rolled back my segments" as a developer. I have to re-evaluate the role of javascript in all my projects. I work primarily in apps I wrote myself for osx or open frameworks, java, flash and natively in android and ios. I hadn't taken a serious look at java script since web 2.0. The js art I found loops and branches into infinity with depth of field, layering effects, geometry and an ingenious tiny little computational camera positioning method, it's executed with a minimum of code written with the heaviest library being jquery, and, to me, it does't look hoakey or unfinished. The artist behind this one implements image analysis, realtime structure generation, 3d modeling and all sorts of features usually found nearer to the hardware level. Is this rare for javascript?

Source Code http://www.goofi.be/d...­
My Implementation http://www.theoneone....­

I'm wondering if there are any more interesting works of computational art being made with javascript right now? There is a saturation of platform propaganda out there, and this Goofi.be code has me wanting to try to use javascript in projection mapping installations and thinking of it as an app platform for all devices, so before I dive in head first, I'm wondering, are producing developers looking at it that way?

Thanks for your time,

Sid
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