Is This Art?

Isthisart

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  1. James Mellers James Mellers

    Experiment using JS within LESS to create random values for simple generative art. Also demonstrates refreshing/reprocessing LESS without reloading the page, and so re-running the JS to generate new values. See in action, here: http://www.thismanslife.co.uk/projects/lab/isthisart/

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    about 2 years ago

  2. Steffen Nørgaard Andersen Steffen Nørgaard Andersen

    Very nice work @James - A cool experiment and nicely done!

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    about 2 years ago

  3. Allison Grayce Allison Grayce

    Wow, that is really awesome :D Love it.

    about 2 years ago

  4. Dan Wiersema Dan Wiersema

    Yep, that's art. :)

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    about 2 years ago

  5. Than Tibbetts Than Tibbetts

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    about 2 years ago

  6. simurai simurai

    I understand your question. "Traditional" artists have a hard time accepting it, but that was the same with photography. If you look just at the output, it definitely is art. I guess they just don't like that you can generate a new piece with a click of a button and think it's somehow of less value than hand-made.

    I guess they call that "generative art".

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    about 2 years ago

  7. Matthew Daniels Matthew Daniels

    Art or not, this is cool.

    about 2 years ago

  8. James Mellers James Mellers

    "Art" is creation, shared, as something for another viewer to experience, and react to.

    Ironically, sometimes a viewers reaction is: "That's not art" ...thus proving that it is :)

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    about 2 years ago

  9. Goran Daemon Peuc Goran Daemon Peuc

    And here, people, we see why some pieces are called Art and some are not. If there was a signature beneath this site of Warhol, or one of the fresh arty types like Joshua Davis - it would instantly be called Art and placed a huge price stamp on it (yes, I know that is not actually possible). Made by unknown person living in his corner of the internet, we can only question; is this art?

    about 2 years ago

  10. Doug Webster Doug Webster

    This is most definitely art. While your JS is generating some random rotation values, the constraints you've placed on the layout, format and color are what makes it art (in my opinion).

    You can't just type makeArt(); into a computer and have it spit something like this out. Looks awesome, and like a fun project.

    about 2 years ago

  11. Chris Gillis Chris Gillis

    this is art for sure and very forward thinking art.

    about 2 years ago

  12. James Mellers James Mellers

    @Goran "No one puts unknown person in the corner (of the internet)" :)

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  13. Benjamin Voran Benjamin Voran

    Amazing, not sure if you tried to animate the matrix but that would be my only suggestion instead of the abrupt switch.

    about 2 years ago

  14. Till Könneker Till Könneker

    good colors!

    about 2 years ago

  15. James Mellers James Mellers

    Thanks... but they're random too :)

    about 2 years ago

  16. Rich McNabb Rich McNabb

    Two suggestions:
    1. Buy this print button.
    2. Download as Photoshop pattern.

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    about 2 years ago

  17. Sascha Michael Trinkaus Sascha Michael Trinkaus

    Fantastic, James. And yes, this is art :)

    about 2 years ago

  18. Cole Henley Cole Henley

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  19. Nayla Smith Nayla Smith

    This is nothing short of brilliant!

    about 2 years ago

  20. Geof Crowl Geof Crowl

    Fantastic!

    about 2 years ago

  21. Vanessa Grass Vanessa Grass

    this. is. so. freaking. cool.

    about 2 years ago

  22. Travis Neilson Travis Neilson

    So awesome man, this is brilliant.

    about 2 years ago

  23. Kaushik V. Panchal Kaushik V. Panchal

    nicely raised question, Is this art ?

    about 2 years ago

  24. Ran Shenberger Ran Shenberger

    Hell yeah! THIS IS ART.
    If you're asking yourself this question, it's probably most likely a piece of art. :-)

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    about 2 years ago

  25. Christie Lemon Christie Lemon

    Awesome Mellers!

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    almost 2 years ago

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