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Peter Crnokrak (M)
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The Luxury of Protest
The Luxury of Protest is the nom de guerre of London based designer and artist, Peter Crnokrak. Projects are concept driven and utilize design language to communicate meaning in complex systems. The practice is a continual crossover between art, design and new technologies with work that addresses culturally relevant themes including geopolitics, generative aesthetics and the integration of science and art.
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    Visualizing Mathematics

    “Maths Dreamed Universe” is a quantitative visualisation of the manner in which elemental forms in nature order themselves. The graph – created using generative Python code – maps numbers 0 to 100,001 arranged in a logarithmic spiral. The pattern that results is frequently found in nature, as in the arrangement of floral organs and the formation of galaxies. The spiral reveals the visual relationships of elemental numbers and the aesthetic beauty of mathematical equations.

    The project reflects the contemporary interest in the intersection of science and art : in particular the crossover of pure math with graphic aestheticism. The appreciation of aesthetic forms has a long tradition in art and design, but ornamentation is often derided as being little more than a fancy. But what if aesthetic appreciation was functional? – what if beauty communicates and is thus open to analytical investigation? “Maths Dreamed Universe” is the first in a series of projects that investigates meaning in aesthetics.


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    Wildcat     Sat, Sep 5, 2009  Permanent link
    "But what if aesthetic appreciation was functional? – what if beauty communicates and is thus open to analytical investigation?"

    There is no doubt in my mind that beauty communicates nor that it is open to analytical investigation. In fact it is highly likely that as we progress as a civilization, arts and sciences will converge into a new form of aesthetics which could potentially yield new forms of comprehension and meaning extraction.
    Fascinating project you have put together, looking forward. thanks
    TheLuxuryofProtest     Sun, Sep 6, 2009  Permanent link
    I couldn't agree with you more. The field of computational aesthetics is making very interesting inroads with regard to understanding the basic formulation of aesthetics beauty – also to a certain degree why we find certain patterns pleasing. And this is the most interesting question - why do we as humans find certain form combinations and patterns beautiful? – and does that attraction to beauty allow us to understand the world around us?