This is a video posted by Sara Jahanian from Looking Outwards Week 6.  According to her findings, this was produced by CMU’s own 15-112 student, Lingdong Huang. Upon first hearing that randomness is used in art, I didn’t quite believe it. This animation video surely proved me wrong.

I’m very intrigued by how much detail went into this project. The artist first coded algorithms to generate basic forms of the landscape and scenery for a general structure, then randomized the small details to make them unique and stand out differently from one another. The actions of the horse and the hermit are also randomized in the video. I am very impressed by how creative and visually stunning this video is when indeed many factors are simply randomized in the project.

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