Ars Multiplicata

Imagine a tool that enables you to create thousands of variations of any visual idea.

What i describe here is a software that generates the images you see in this article. The conceptual ingredients build up a strict framework that still provides infinite possible variations.

The software loads a selection of images found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum Of New York and assembles them randomly inside a grid. The background is set to black to ensure a high contrast to the lightgrey imagery.

Additionally the algorithm places two circles and two lines on top of the arrangement to amplify the recognition value. The lines deliberately break out of the grid and set a formal contrast to the straight boundaries of the image details. Tiny, black dust particles boost the connotation to analogue photography and the art form of the photogram.

The video above illustrates the variety of styles that the software is abled to create. The produced images can be associated with brutalism, punk, landscapes, minimalism, architecture, silence, order, disorder, coincidence…

order

More projects

Reflect
Crazy Cool Developers
The Grid
The Bach-Project
Tonboutique Designer
UrbanAfrica
Ars Multiplicata
Redrawing Images
Festival Aural
Flow
Tonboutique Records

Tim Roden­bröker is driven by the elemen­tary con­cepts of graphic design, creativity- tech­niques and the poten­tial of computer-programming. After studying communi­cation design in Münster and Lisbon he dis­covered creative coding as a power­ful tool to enter new, unex­plored terri­tories. Beyond syntax, func­tions and variables he conti­nues to dis­cover infi­nite possible app­lications.

post@timrodenbroeker.de
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Selected lectures

TEDx Paderborn
Münster School of Design
GUDialog

Selected clients and partners

TwoPoints.Net
Onformative
Selam X
TUSH Magazine
Studio von Monkiewitsch
Festival Aural
RUDERERNETZ
CCCB Barcelona

Featured on

slanted.de
Gestalten.com
brutalistwebsites.com
Design Made In Germany

Selected exhibitions

Elephant Room Gallery Chicago
APT Gallery London
PSD-Medienfassade
Platine Festival Cologne