Henry Lieberman: Munching Squares

 
  • ©1981, Henry Lieberman

Artist(s):


Title:


    Munching Squares

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    1981

Medium:


    Ektachrome print

Size:


    16 5/8 x 24 in.

Category:


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Artist Statement:


    This is a variant of a graphics pattern which appeared on one of the earliest computer graphics systems, the PDP-1 at MIT. The basic pattern is the graph of the x-y coordinates Y=Exclusive-Or(X, T) for successive values of the parameter T. Squares are “eaten away” by a series of four smaller squares along the diagonal. This picture incorporates fifteen of these patterns out of phase in different colors.


Technical Information:


    Hardware: MIT Lisp computer, frame buffer
    Software: MIT Lisp


Affiliation Where Artwork Was Created:


    Massachusetts Institute of Technology