This is the database of "Computing/Drawing With a Vintage Pen Plotter," a project by Carl Lostritto. Drawings are organized by method, series, and run using the following syntax: Method-Series-Run. A "method" is an algorithmic approach to controlling the pen plotter and is the most general way to organize these drawings. Within each method, a "series" refers to a specific python code and/or plotter configuration. A run refers to one drawing within the series. Whether the drawing is re-plotted or generates a series of drawings, the run identifier keeps track of their production order over time. For example, drawing A-002-001 is the first run of series 2, (which happens to be code that modifies the density of vertical lines over the y-axis and the number of pauses during the marking of the line in the x-axis) in the method A set. (which happens to denote the approach of classifying operational parameters in a graphic matrix)
In this project, process and performance matter as much as product. Each individual drawing page contains the scan of the drawing, as well as, when available: the story of that drawing, support animations, and video documentation of the plotter in action. The icons, and , indicate whether video or animations have been posted for that drawing.