Week 12 Activity

For the activity this week, I was really confused about what to choose for my algorithmic art. Then I remembered that in my Physics 151 class, we did a lot of coding using Python. The code that I chose for my algorithmic art is a code that I did previously for my class. I do not have the Python program so I was not able to recreate it but I included the pictures that I had.

Python is basically a coding system where you input the information that you want portrayed in your animation. On the coding page, there are spaces you need to fill in with equations. Once everything is in the right place, you hit run and you get a module that clearly depicts the equations.

Using a coding system can be very difficult and I have struggled many times to try and get the animation correctly. A lot of times, the codes are hard to understand or if you have one little mistake, the module won’t run. After I pressed run, a graph came up presenting the information. The class was mostly about electricity and magnetism so that’s what our coding was about. Even though the graphs presented may not be considered “visual art”, it can still be considered an algorithm.

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