Gary Greenfield

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
"Many of my computer generated algorithmic artworks are based on visualizations that arise from simulating mathematical models of natural processes. Examples include cell morphogenesis, reaction-diffusion and swarm behavior. Other works attempt to realize mathematical concepts. I try to focus the viewer's attention on the complexity underlying the computational processes."
PCD #11863
6" x 6"
Digital Print
2014
This algorithmic design is made by instructing 6000 pick-up, carry, and drop mobile automata to collect virtual grains of color uniformly distributed in their environment and deposit them on polar curves of the form r^2 = a^2 cos^2(theta) + b^2 sin^2(theta). There are twelve such curves and each is assigned a different color.
PCD #20910
6" x 6"
Digital print
2014
This algorithmic design is made by instructing 6000 pick-up, carry, and drop mobile automata to collect virtual grains of color uniformly distributed n their environment and deposit them on ellipses. There are twelve ellipses and each is assigned a different color.