Konversatorium on Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:30

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Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:30
Seminar room 193-2 (Favoritenstraße 9, Stiege 1, 5th floor)

String Art: Towards Computational Fabrication of String Images (Eurographics 2018 Test Talk)

Michael Birsak (Inst. 193-02 )
20 + 30

In this paper we propose a novel method for the automatic computation and digital fabrication of artistic string images. String art is a technique used by artists for the creation of abstracted images which are composed of straight lines of strings tensioned between pins distributed on a frame. Together the strings fuse to a perceptible image. Traditionally, artists craft such images manually in a highly sophisticated and tedious design process. To achieve this goal fully automatically we propose a computational setup driven by a discrete optimization algorithm which takes an ordinary picture as input and converts it into a connected graph of strings that tries to reassemble the input image best possibly. Furthermore, we propose a hardware setup for automatic digital fabrication of these images using an industrial robot that spans the strings. Finally, we demonstrate the applicability of our approach by generating and fabricating a set of real string art images.

Interactive Correlation Panels for the Geological Mapping of the Martian Surface (DAAV)

Rebecca Nowak (Inst. 193-02 CG)
10 + 10
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