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Distribution of elementary signs

FNDistributionsOfSigns.jpg"The procedure has a layered structure and three independent pictures are generated within the format. […]The three pictures combined here use small squares and two kinds of triangular shapes as their elementary signs. They are of different colours. Within their fields, the squares follow an exponential distribution (it shows in the concentration of square heaps). In 1966, this work won Computer Art Contest by Computers and Automation." – Frieder Nake [1]

13/9/65 Nr. 5, ‘Distribution of elementary signs’


China ink on paper

50 × 50 cm [20 × 20 in]

[1] Edward A. Shanken, Art and Electronic Media, p 80.