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Busted Art: The algorithm of destuction.

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Settle down, this is a serious discussion about algorithmic art, art made from mechanical activity.

Or maybe that's not the common definition. I've simplified things.

Anyhow, have you ever come across a fragment of something, like a rock or broken piece of glass, brick, porcelain, or whatever, that looked more interesting than the original object?

Well, on second thought, maybe that's a pretty wierd question. But I have noticed that smashing things can create interesting fragments.

The breaking pattern is probably determined by the way the object is hit and influenced by the structure of the material the object is made of. In other words, it's not something you control or direct, but something you merely initiate.

The end result is unpredictable but characteristic of the process that made it.

Framing up a detail of a fractal image is a type of busting, smashing or fragmenting process. Similarly, it often looks better than the larger original.

Sometimes I've mistakenly zoomed out, or accidently clicked somewhere and zoomed in, and was surprised at how good the resulting image, made unintentionally, looked.

Take a camera, set the timer on it for something short, like one second, and throw it into the air with a spin. What will the picture be?

Okay, probably junk, but it helps you to think outside the box. The key to making new discoveries is doing what we haven't done before.

Grasshopper! Envy the fragment and search for it. It is worth more than all the pieces put together.

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