Csuri - Digital Plotting plotting

Random War
Random War, 1967

A drawing was made of a single toy soldier and this became a data set. The computer program used a random number generator. The random numbers determined the distribution and position of 400 soldiers on a battlefield. A transformatation involving rotations was used to determine the angle of each soldier. One side was called the "Red" and the other one the "Black" and the names of real people were given to the program. Another program assigned military rands and army serial numbers also at random. The random number generator decided the following information.

(1) Dead (2) Wounded (3) Missing
(4) Survivors (5) One Hero for Each Side (6) Medals for Valor
(7) Good Conduct (8) Efficiency Medals

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