**PETER STRUYCKEN**

*COMPUTER STRUCTURE*, 1969

…think of this as a section of a building or a figure ground plan of an urban structure!

BETONBABE

A BERLIN BASED BLOG COLLECTING LOST + FOUND PIECES OF ARCHITECTURE, ART, DESIGN,

AND URBANISM

✕

WHO IS BETONBABE?

RANDOM POST

ARCHIVE

LIKES

ASK | EMAIL

CONTRIBUTE

DECADES ❚

1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

FOLLOW | |

**PETER STRUYCKEN**

*COMPUTER STRUCTURE*, 1969

…think of this as a section of a building or a figure ground plan of an urban structure!

**FRIEDER NAKE** *COMPUTER-GENERATED GRAPHIC / FIELDS WITH RANDOMLY DISTRIBUTED SQUARES*, 1965

Random elements:

- amount of fields to be filled

- selection of these fields

- amount of squares in each field

- position of the squares in each field

**MASAO KOMURA**

*'UPHEAVAL COLLECTION' / TRANSITIONAL STAGES OF A SHAPE COMPOSED OF A NETWORK OF LINES THAT MORPHES BETWEEN A CUBE AND A STAR SHAPE BY MEANS OF RANDOM IMPROVISATION*, 1960s

**GEORG NEES**

*8-CORNER / GENERATIVE COMPUTER GRAPHIC*, 1960s

"To produce the graphics, I used a drawing board controlled by a punch tape and a digital computer producing the pilot tape. Each graphic has random parameters. The program for each graphic repeats generative fundamental operations so that the mere repetitions, the aesthetic redundancy, produce the random parametric values of the aesthetic improbability of the graphic during each repetition.

Rule for 8-corner: Distribute eight dots inside the figure square and connect them with a closed straight edge line.”

**MAUGHAN S. MASON**

*COMPUTER-GENERATED GRAPHIC*, 1960s

Mason visualized the desired pattern and then conceived a circuit arrangement which would produce the effect. He worked with an analogue computer in association with an XY plotter. The drawings were executed in black or colored inks.

**BERNHARD LIMBECK**

*SPACE GENERATING FORMULA / 3D-DRAWING OF THE FORMULA (sin√(I x² - y² I + K))/(√(I x² - y²** I + K))*, 1960s

**FRIEDER NAKE ***MATRIZENMULTIPLIKATION / MATRIX MULTIPLICATION*, 1967

A visualization of digital processes produced with the drawing machine ‘Graphomat’. Each color stands for a number in the matrix calculation.

**GEORG NEES**

*COMPUTER-GENERATED SCULPTURE; SIZE AND POSITIONS OF THE MILLED RECTANGLES WERE DETERMINED BY A STOCHASTIC SCRIPT*, 1960s

**D. P. HENRY**

*DRAWING PRODUCED BY THE HENRY DRAWING MACHINE*, 1960s

"Basically, the apparatus is a modified mechanical analogue computer, originally operated by two electric servo-motors and air-pressure. Drawings are produced by combinations of pen-movement and table-movement. The pen is moved in elliptical paths of various dimensions, and the harmonic table-movements distort the ellipses at selected points, at the same time shifting the paper in a curved path.

The method of paper-shifting and ellipse distortion is such as to introduce varied degrees of randomness into the designs, thereby ensuring that no two are exactly alike.”