Tuesday, August 28, 2012


elaborating on Gerhard Rühm's 'pencil music' on ubuweb.
"The pencil-sound piece did not always remain the by-product of the dominating drawing-process. The dynamics of the sound sequence in its turn often influenced the development of the drawing and determined it significantly"

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Coupled oscillations

 J.M. Hollerbach constructing a mechanical arm that can produce handwriting;
" Coupled oscillations in horizontal and vertical directions produce letter forms, and when superimposed on a rightward constant velocity horizontal sweep result in spatially separated letters. Modulation of the vertical oscillation is responsible for control of letter height, either through altering the frequency or altering the acceleration amplitude. Modulation of the horizontal oscillation is responsible for control of corner shape through altering phase or amplitude."

the effect of phase shift on the velocity space ellipse.

I suspect that in a lot of asemic writings the 'rightward constant velocity horizontal sweep' is replaced by a variable sweep with a variable velocity.

Here's a machine with a vertical oscillation and a chaotic horizontal kick that causes a short phase shift, superimposed  on a rightward constant velocity square sweep.

Automatisering van de vaste hand