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Marc Downie
Paul Kaiser
Shelley Eshkar

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technical statement

This work draws upon and expands upon research conducted inside the Synthetic Characters Group and the MIT Media Lab, in particular their design of graphics and animation (or motorÀ) systems for synthetic characters. But it uses as points of departure minute details of processes that would otherwise be hidden or unnoticed and have, to date, never been shown.

The images were generated by custom-written code taken from this research effort ’ an effort conducted almost entirely in the Java programming language. Unlike everything else shown by this group, this work was not generated in real-time but rather, giving prominence to explorative depth rather than speed, using high resolution off-line rendering techniques. All source graphical material where needed (for ¿Angular Morphogenesis¾ and ¿Curve Dictionary¾) came from hand drawn lines, scanned.