New website

I have a new website up:

This blog will remain dormant and maybe deleted in the future.

How to Map Time to Space

This is one of the first (and, so far, few) pieces of generative art that I have done using Clojure.

Learning Clojure, with Generative Art

I have been playing with Clojure, relearning the lisp way of thinking. In particular, I am trying to convert some processing examples into Clojure, using the Incanter libraries. (As yet very incomplete results are on my github repo.)

Each time I have tried to learn a new computer language, there are two things that take much longer than the stuff that the programming language books tend to spend their pages on. First one is learning the idiomatic ways of expressing standard algorithms or programming concepts.

For example, lispy languages tend to use recursion instead of explicit loops. Thankfully, pointing this out is one of the first things books on lisp languages tend do. However, perhaps understandably, there are many other basic idioms that are hidden somewhere in the examples, or in a sidebar on page 1,203, if mentioned at all.

The second one is learning the libraries, i.e. their existence, relative quality or maturity and quirks. This is usually where I give up on the language. Let's see how it will go with Clojure.

Stone Wave

Cappadocia, Turkey.

Lift Off and Sentinel

OK, here is the plan: I want to do occasional cross posts from my DeviantART gallery and do some additional blogging about my art, computers in general, rants. I am not sure yet that blogger is the right platform, but what better way to find out than actually trying it out?

And to start off, here is a little something from my gallery:

It is called 'Sentinel', for obvious reasons.