Recursive Transformation of Digital Images into Landscape Patterns and 3-D Sculpture

By Salman Khalili Araghi, Gerald Hushlak and Anna Hushlak.

Published by The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

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This paper discusses a novel technique of generating digital images and transforming them into landscape patterns and figurative sculptures. The generative images are treated as art vocabulary, where they serve as indigenous materials for creation. This approach reflects the shift in design paradigms as digital technologies became symbiotically designers' partners. Designers embrace the opportunity to be voyeurs of their own creative input as generations of breeding images create iterations of themselves as revealing unimaginable mutations. We discuss the self-generating image process system and how the generated images in this process are translated into urban landscape patterns and are interpreted into three-dimensional sculptures to foster a new generation of the self-produced images.

Keywords: Self-Generated Images, Generative Systems, Parametric Design, Urban Landscape Pattern, 3-D Sculpture

The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 10, Issue 3, September, 2015, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: September 4, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.369MB)).

Salman Khalili Araghi

PhD student, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Prof. Gerald Hushlak

Professor, Department of Art, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Anna Hushlak

PhD Candidate, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK