Algomaton

Algomaton is a first attempt at an automated portrait artist. In simple terms, it draws the visitor’s portrait using short line segments and emails it to them. 

The project was presented at ChaosMédia 2015. In retrospect, we can safely say that it served as a proof of concept for what eventually became Yöti.

As you can see in the following images, various algorithms were tested before settling on the final one. Once again micro-sized line-segments are used.

While I was a bit disappointed by the problems introduced by the difficult on-site lighting conditions, the project managed to create some interesting images and became a starting point for further exploration.

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