Looking Outward 12, Erin Fuller

The first project, Orbicular Geode Puzzle, I found was made by Nervous System. It’s a puzzle that is computer generated to represent a slice of an algorithmic geode. Each puzzle is unique, emerging from a computer simulation that creates natural variations in the shape, pieces, and image. The way the puzzle is cut, a dense, maze-like pattern with extreme intertwining and high piece count, makes it an extremely hard puzzle to solve.

Orbicular Geode Puzzle, Logic

It is similar to my final project because I’m making a generated maze. Though I probably won’t be able to make something as complex as this, it is a nice project to see how beautiful a generated puzzle can be.

Orbicular Geode Puzzle

My second project, while not a highly technical project, explores mazes even more. Robert Morris, American sculptor, conceptual artist, and writer, is regarded as one of the most prominent theorists of Minimalism. The Philadelphia Labyrinth was a site-specific art installation. While this is still a contemporary project, I think it’s interesting how much labyrinths, mazes, and puzzles have been a part of the human consciousness since ancient times.

Philadelphia Labyrinth, 1974


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