In a Quantum Superposition between Art & Science

Christopher Warnow – Algorithms as narrative

Category : Art, Code, Video · No Comments · by June 4, 2011

From the site: “..A sorting algorithm is a strategy to order a random or chaotic set of numbers. The most were invented between 1945 and 1964, in the very early days of computer science. While a sorting algorithm itself is very techno centric, we are intrigued by possibilities of using the process of sorting as a narrative. It contains the story of something unordered becoming meaningful. Finding references in the chaos. Those who sort and organize might be able guide others. As an experiment, we wanted to investigate in the different visual forms, the process of sorting can have. Each sorting algorithm reveals its particular strategy as a unique pattern..”

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