GIA Reader, Vol 21, No 2 (Summer 2010)

On the cover:
Interactive media artist Scott Snibbe's “Bubble Harp”, an art app for the iPhone

Bubble Harp draws polygons around each point that a person makes as she clicks with a mouse. Each polygon has the special quality that all of the space inside is closer to that point than any other. These shapes, collectively called a Voronoi Diagram describe many natural processes, including the structure of bubbles, cells, honeycomb, fish scales, the drying of desert sand, animal dominance (including the patterns that dogs pee in), and the gravitational influence of stars. In the world of marketing, these diagrams are used in analyzing the distance of consumers to the nearest fast food restaurant.

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Contents of Grantmakers in the Arts Reader: Volume 21, No. 2, (Summer 2010)


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