Carl Lostritto
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Storms
In a sense this these drawings are “whole world” simulations, but with accurate “real world” forces “incorrectly” applied. The space of the world is two- dimensional, and corresponds to the extents of the paper. These are not snapshots: the entire duration of each world’s existence is here in the drawings. Gravity exists as a universal downward force in these worlds, but the force is variable, not constant. Although the behavior of particles is labeled to correspond to phenomena in our world, scalar distinctions are short-circuited. Flaws are built in. Atoms are bound by springs and clouds formed by conditional if-then statements, for example. Time is measured algorithmically in steps, and materially through the gradual deterioration of ink.
collection of particles in the air define clouds
collection of particles in the air define clouds
collection of particles in the air define clouds
Appearance of a fluid, something like the ocean
Appearance of a fluid, something like the ocean
Appearance of a fluid, something like the ocean
Appearance of rain
Appearance of rain
Appearance of rain
Appearance of thunder
Appearance of thunder
Appearance of thunder
A world drawn with clouds hidden; only particles are visible
A world drawn with clouds hidden; only particles are visible
A world drawn with particles hidden; only clouds are visible