Beautiful Visuals Created Using the Processing Programming Language

Processing » 9/23/08 1:00pm 9/23/08 1:00pm is an open source programming language designed for visual artists, "created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool." Originally developed at the MIT Media Lab, it's a free alternative to fancy,…

Custom Nervous System Jewelry is Carved to Your Algorithmic Designs

Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have come up with a mathematical way to design jewelry. Via their Nervous System site, you steer open source "Processing" algorithms to produce a pattern you like. This is then machined by water-jet, etched and even gold-plated for you into real jewelry.… » 7/09/08 12:15pm 7/09/08 12:15pm

Resurrecting Destroyed Music Recording Earns Mathematician a Grammy

A sixty year-old concert bootleg, made on a broken and twisted old magnetic wire earned a bunch of audio engineers and a mathematician a Grammy last night for their skills in recovering destroyed music. The audio recording on the wire was so distorted, and the wire broken so many times, that the team had to invent… » 2/11/08 11:32am 2/11/08 11:32am