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Walsh|stronaut

Walsh|stronaut

Chris Walsh Explores Reality

permalink graph of the Q-Sequence (meta-fibonacci)

graph of the Q-Sequence (meta-fibonacci)

permalink a happy birthday from Chris! Peering into the fabric of numbers…

a happy birthday from Chris! Peering into the fabric of numbers…

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Mod 15046, 1*10390

I am designing a physical interface for an interactive installation of my modular number visualization software. I started out drawing these patterns by hand, to visually intuit and analyze ideas about the behavior of number sequences. The process of discovering the visual analog of a concept is exciting, and often a slow, intimate process when working by hand. After developing a computational approach to drawing, the relationship between concept and image reversed; with a plethora of images, the emphasis shifted to conceptual discovery: now I peer into the fabric of numbers, and ask, from whence did you appear?

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Listen with your eyes

permalink Optomusical Trio

Optomusical Trio

permalink Here is a synopsis of my light drawing machine’s development: nearing exhibition!

It is a mechanism that rotates a sphere containing glass forms, which refract light beams into moving rhythmic patterns. The project stems from research on visual music concepts; i.e., abstract rhythmic form in time. The sphere is rotated on two axes, which enables complete rotational freedom. The patterns are then projected onto a rear-projection screen. 

The project is hardwired for a game controller to modulate the incident angles of light, color brightness, and rotational speed: light drawings can be improvised, possibly in concert with musicians. 

Research in visual music naturally pairs with synesthesia, the crossing of the senses: wherein my next experiment is to abstract the light forms into computer data controlling sound parameters. With analogous visual and audible representations, new connections between respective sense areas of the brain can be formed: promoting creative thought processes.

Here is a synopsis of my light drawing machine’s development: nearing exhibition!

It is a mechanism that rotates a sphere containing glass forms, which refract light beams into moving rhythmic patterns. The project stems from research on visual music concepts; i.e., abstract rhythmic form in time. The sphere is rotated on two axes, which enables complete rotational freedom. The patterns are then projected onto a rear-projection screen.

The project is hardwired for a game controller to modulate the incident angles of light, color brightness, and rotational speed: light drawings can be improvised, possibly in concert with musicians.

Research in visual music naturally pairs with synesthesia, the crossing of the senses: wherein my next experiment is to abstract the light forms into computer data controlling sound parameters. With analogous visual and audible representations, new connections between respective sense areas of the brain can be formed: promoting creative thought processes.

permalink documentation for a recent performance/installation, where I maneuvered through a tense structure of string and paper, portraying the internal dialogue of the creative process—its obstacles, solutions, form.

documentation for a recent performance/installation, where I maneuvered through a tense structure of string and paper, portraying the internal dialogue of the creative process—its obstacles, solutions, form.

permalink components working together for my thesis project at Cornish(); //light drawing machine

components working together for my thesis project at Cornish(); //light drawing machine

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rough images for a performance I am developing. 

There are infinite possible divisions of space; when forms change spatial relationships, certain divisions of space are emphasized, such as in the case of a square building dividing further into square forms, or a plant dividing into the golden ratio. Projecting fixed divisions of space onto the human form firstly limits the perceived field of possible relations, while its anatomy and movements highlight a subset of relations existing in the projected geometry; thus, an intriguing connection between abstract and naturalistic forms emerges.

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"Ascending Matter"

geometric formations are conceived by hydrogen atoms

permalink a large number approximating a simple symmetry.
The symmetry of Pisano periods consists of prime factors: 2, 3, 5, 7, …n and their multiples. Between two perfect symmetries, consider the square numbers 5x5=25 and 6x6=36, consists a myriad of alternate factorizations, 26 through 35, such as 2x13 and 5x7. Each prime factor of a given modulus contributes to the numerical progression of a Pisano period, effecting its shape—considering a spatial representation of the numbers. Thus, a morphology exists between modulos and their constituent Pisano periods: from dipole to triangle, square, pentagon, and so forth with a myriad of asymmetrical prime factors inbetween. In another sense, there are infinite multiples of prime factors; in principle, the mind can grasp infinitely large numbers that comprise of simple factors.  
My current aim is to develop an intuitive understanding of this morphology through time-based visualizations, while studying the analytical tools necessary to manipulate these relationships symbolically. Naturally, I will abstract these relationships into general principles, and apply them as navigational tools for further research: including  the multimodal representation of numbers in space and time, to imprint complex, efficiently networked information on our thinking organs. 

a large number approximating a simple symmetry.

The symmetry of Pisano periods consists of prime factors: 2, 3, 5, 7, …n and their multiples. Between two perfect symmetries, consider the square numbers 5x5=25 and 6x6=36, consists a myriad of alternate factorizations, 26 through 35, such as 2x13 and 5x7. Each prime factor of a given modulus contributes to the numerical progression of a Pisano period, effecting its shape—considering a spatial representation of the numbers. Thus, a morphology exists between modulos and their constituent Pisano periods: from dipole to triangle, square, pentagon, and so forth with a myriad of asymmetrical prime factors inbetween. In another sense, there are infinite multiples of prime factors; in principle, the mind can grasp infinitely large numbers that comprise of simple factors.  

My current aim is to develop an intuitive understanding of this morphology through time-based visualizations, while studying the analytical tools necessary to manipulate these relationships symbolically. Naturally, I will abstract these relationships into general principles, and apply them as navigational tools for further research: including  the multimodal representation of numbers in space and time, to imprint complex, efficiently networked information on our thinking organs. 

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