Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Reading Response: Pattern

Seeing all the different ways to create a pattern was kind of overwhelming. I know, making these loosely, may not be the answer, but for me...and for some examples in the book it seems to to be a method used. One example in the book was making a pattern with a grid as a matrix. I found that interesting because the process of making this was either turning that part of the pattern on or off to make the final piece. I know that a common problem within doing this process is seeing if it can repeat as you tile these together to make a bigger and more condensed piece. Although, being restricted to a box is difficult, and making it work with more elaborate patterns to seems to be a problem, and I know that this is the challenge of this task, but I'm interested in the fact of what if it doesn't repeat? Why can't that one 7x7 square be your pattern and then repeat that to make one larger pattern (This may be kind of arbitrary to ask, i don't know). Other than that, the way Lupton described each type of pattern was interesting due to the rules involved. I found it really interesting that when patterns are used with code the designer doesn't always know what the final result will be, and I know that Ryan McGinness works like this sometimes, and it's SO intriguing!

1 comment:

  1. "Why can't that one 7x7 square be your pattern and then repeat that to make one larger pattern"

    Of course - the square is simply a base unit of 1 by 1 proportion. The goal is to make a repeatable unit - at any scale. So, if you use 7x7 as the base unit then you just need more paper to show the tile :)