Gondola Plots

I took to the gondola plotter to work, where I can deploy it in places of variable public visibility. I have many social experiments lined up for it, but it’s sometimes hard to find the right formula to get people drawn to it. One thing I noticed, is that as people walk by, if the plotter isn’t moving, they won’t even notice it. But if it catches their eyes while drawing, then they get close and start pondering what’s going on.

And so the most engaging thing I’ve been able to come up with so far, is to simply have the plotter draw complex drawings over a day.

The Girl with the Pearl Earing

Then it’s really fun to sit nearby and watch people get close and observe the drawing, listen to their comments. I think it’s safe to say at worst it stops people and get them wondering what’s going on, at best it blows their minds.

Nat Geo’s Afghan Girl

This one went on the tabletop plotter too

I experimented with Esther’s drawing, trying various size.

And some multicolor scratching paper

I like to see people wonder what’s going on, I call it triggering brain sparks. I can say, between the gondola plotter and Esther seeing her drawing replayed on a different medium, that brain sparks were most definitely achieved.

For reference, the algorithm I used for the portraits is: https://github.com/serycjon/vpype-flow-imager, it’s one of my favorites.

Leaf Cycle

It’s that time of the year, trees are showering us with nutrients they pumped from deep bellow ground. We find paths which are slopped down, and walk huge piles of leaves downward where we can fill trailers full for the garden.


Enjoying a ride

Catching leaves as they fall down is a family favorite

Well really that time was a few week ago before we all got Covid. Oh well :).

Cat Walk

I never knew this, not having lived on several acres with a pet ever in my life before, but cats will tag along on walks far far away from home.

Once the cat starts walking with us, she’s committed. You can tell by her alert attitude when she steps outside of her territory, and you can tell that she depends on us to navigate. It’s not like walking a dog though, she’s with us but from a distance.