I've put together a limited series of four plotter postcards for the Feb 2021 Plotter Postcard Exchange [https://twitter.com/paulgb/status/1358448689673621510]. They use a numbering system developed by Cistercian monks in the 13th Century [https://mobile.twitter.com/MathematicsUCL/status/1356558846093914114], where numbers up to 10,000 can
This the second of three end-of-year roundups that I'm writing about my work in 2020, covering information design [https://blog.duncangeere.com/2020inreview-informationdesign/], generative & data art and community building [https://blog.duncangeere.com/2020inreview-communitybuilding/]. I’ll be talking about what I’ve created over the course of the past year,
During the month of October 2020, I created 31 pieces of generative art – one a day – from a list of prompts [https://blog.duncangeere.com/content/images/2020/10/2020promptlist.jpg] published by the folks at Inktober [https://inktober.com/]. Normally people draw their artworks in a notebook by hand,
For several months, over on my Plottervision YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/c/plottervision], I've been hosting semi-regular streams that I call "Chillplots". Pen plotters are very satisfying to watch, so I figured it'd be fun to show my Axidraw V3/A3 pen plotter doing its thing in real-time.
Ekistics is the the science of human settlements, of how we fit into our environments, and how those environments affect us. The term was coined in 1942 by Greek archictect and town planner Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantinos_Apostolou_Doxiadis], who developed a set of 15
I've been working on a new series of videos for my nascent pen plotter YouTube channel (Plottervision [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbJ2kqqh78CBaLaOqd5Xn7A]), drawing and narrating data stories. It's called Dataplotter. In it, I'm doing something I've not seen done much in the plotter community - data visualization using a
I've long been fascinated by the concept of arcologies - self-sustaining cities that need little from the outside world. In 2011 I wrote about the concept for Wired [https://www.wired.co.uk/article/paolo-soleri-arcologies], and about how SimCity 2000 "made me" [https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/05/28/gaming-made-me-sim-city-2000/
I'm extremely excited to say that I'm now the proud owner of a pen plotter. Specifically, the Axidraw V3/A3 [https://shop.evilmadscientist.com/productsmenu/890#]. I had a grand plan [https://blog.duncangeere.com/tenday-notes-22-31-march-2020/] to save up money slowly over time to buy it, but I sold some