Abstract Art in Development and Design

Sometimes the most abstract of ideas can be beautiful, but when you’re developing code there’s no one to appreciate it but yourself. Take for example the project I’m working on at the moment; it’s a collection of edutainment modules, collected together in a virtual world. I spent a full week coding the framework without seeing any graphics or text on the screen at all. That’s pretty hardcore for flash development. The system manages audio, graphics, animations and user progress through the world etc.

At the point before I started incorporating the graphics, when it was just a skeleton, it was beautiful, because of its abstract complexity.

I am designing a system like this that has a direct sonic output which describes the system that creates it; improving the odds of other people appreciating it.

If you’re interested in the inspiration: < these are the abstract artists I am watching, and < these are the artists I am listening to. Their work captures the fascinating complexity of modern technology – but abstracted to the essences.

Many timeless pieces of art have sought to capture the essence of beautiful things, and so that is what I aim to do!

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  • World Of _COoKies
    Posted June 22, 2006 at 4:21 am 0Likes

    ermm hi .i want to askeuu how to detect collison between a line and a ball… i tried looking thru the websites but i dun get..

  • James @ FuturLab
    Posted June 22, 2006 at 7:29 am 0Likes


    follow my links to Tonypa’s Vector tutorials…

  • World Of _COoKies
    Posted June 23, 2006 at 1:40 am 0Likes

    Lol.. i saw it liao…. i nt sure mine is hittest or collsiin Detection…hmm what is the differnce.. i want to detect the board when it touches the ball and bounce off.. btw mine is 2d so i put only the side view which look just like a thick line…hmmm… nt sure leix… zzz

  • James @ FuturLab
    Posted June 23, 2006 at 5:03 am 0Likes

    i cnt gt wot ur sayin sorrrry LOL

  • World Of _COoKies
    Posted June 23, 2006 at 9:40 pm 0Likes

    i mean i tried searching the websites.and im nt sure whether the board for my basketball game uses collision detection or Hit Test methods?? can you tell me?

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