Digital sundials

2008/05/08

As my friends know, I have a fetish for moiré patterns and shadow sculpture: I have designed a few interesting patterns and have patented an application for moiré synthesis for x-ray fluoroscopy. I believe that shadows and moirés remain largely unexplored as an artistic medium since their generation may be computationally and conceptually daunting.

A company already markets moiré-based digital sundials. As any other sundial, it has no moving parts and no electronic components – only shadows and reflections.

The idea is computationally simple yet the the design is slick!

What else can be done with this? Color? Full grayscale? Larger scale? Artistic expression?

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