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Art competition :-)

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  • Subject: [mg29894] Art competition :-)
  • From: gleam at
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 01:00:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Mathgroup readers:

I would like to hold a simple Mathematica-generated art competition.  My 
hope is that it will be an enjoyable project that will teach other members 
something about Mathematica while creating something beautiful.

I give these rules and reasons for them:

Use only Mathematica // self-explanatory

All artwork must be original // self-explanatory

No source data may be used // no bitmap images, etc., are to be used

Two-dimensional only // limit the time involved for creation and rendering

No animations // limit storage space required for renderings

Max size of 1000 x 800 pixels // images should be viewable on most displays

Entries must render in a reasonable period of time // I will be rendering 
each entry myself

Here is a page with two examples, which are also my 

Please email entries in Mathematica Notebook format (may be compressed 
using pkZIP or gZIP) directly to me (gleam at  I will accept a 
maximum of three works from each entrant.  All all entries will be rendered 
as is, so please specify ImageSize, AspectRatio, etc. in your code.  There 
is no restriction on the use of color, but be aware that all renderings 
will be displayed on a black background.

A method of voting will be provided after a sufficient number of entires 
are received.  After votes are tallied, the code for each of the top 
entires will be posted along with the images, and credit will be given to 
the appropriate artists.

Best of luck,


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