Monday, January 24, 2011

Reno, incredible scrabble game

There's photos in the article I posted on the recent Reno WGPO scrabble tournament. Checkout the game with 8 bingos out of 9 turns by Jerry Lerman.

Randomness in Art

An interesting discussion about 'random art'. My favorite was the 4 9x9 panels of random colors - can you spot the fake?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Tiling #4

Looks more like bricks if the edges are roughed up.

Tiling #3

It looks kind of stupid if the dominoes aren't connected. That's better.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tiling #2

Random Domino Tiling

A random domino tiling of a checkerboard.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Carcassonne 84

Here was a map Christine and I built by hand back in January 2010. It uses 72 basic tiles + 12 river tiles. The perimeter is all farmland.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

variations on a theme

there, this is my favorite.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Synthetic Art

I was curious about creating some synthetic art. I like patterns that vary only a few parameters in a design ... it might have been inspired by some mugs I recently saw. This pattern varies only 4 shades of brown and 4 shades of blue and draws little washers.


I'd like to dig up my old image processing code and try some more advanced concepts, like trying some abstract filters on photographs. I really liked Vik's recent images of Christmas lights and other lights way out of focus in the background.

Carcassonne 198

We've accumulated many expansions, and are now up to 198 tiles. I used my software for creating tilings for Eternity II to put together a 18x11 map of all 198 tiles. There are an odd number of farm edges and road edges, so the perimeter has all farm except for one road.

Pierre, how many tiles are you up to?

Happy new year to all,