# The work of Georg Nees

I recently stumbled upon a reference to Georg Nees.

I then found a few pieces (eight) of his work on the Victoria and Albert Museum site.

And there is a database of more of his work here:
But the images are kind of small. I do understand it’s probably to deter people from taking screenshots and using them without permission which I respect.

Are there any print publications, so as to able to look more closely and enjoy his work? It is so sublime.

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Oh thank you @Chrisir !!
And, looks like wikipedia will be my road map.

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Hello,

I find a Google Images search to be a great tool to find stuff!

Especially for visual searches.

Google Images search for Georg Nees

I got lost in there for a while!

`:)`

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Thank you @glv !!
I am off my game today. Google Images. Of course!

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From Wikipedia:

Frieder Nake (born December 16, 1938 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a mathematician,
computer scientist, and pioneer of computer art.
Nake had his first exhibition at Galerie Wendelin Niedlich in Stuttgart in November,
1965 alongside the artist Georg Nees.

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Thank you @kalle for the recommendation!

Saw some of his prints, along with lots of other great pioneering work, at the Chance and Control exhibition when it toured to Chester.

Recommend reading about that, and the '60s Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition it was celebrating.

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I found the algorithn of one of their works here:

I wonder if someone is willing to translate into processing.

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Hello @JoseMY,

Hello,

I did not translate the code provided to Processing but instead looked at the outcome:

And considered how to achieve that with Processing.

Steps taken:

• Draw a grid with nested for() loops.
• Draw a rect() at each point on the grid. I did this first and built on this in next steps!
• Use y of the grid as a factor to control amount to translate() and rotate() the rect().
• As y increased the amount to translate() and rotate() increased.

References:

This is a worthy and achievable exercise to work through without complete code.

Give it a try!

`:)`

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Well, I tried with other of the classics, Manfred Mohr:

https://editor.p5js.org/jgmy/sketches/QQ6zPFwK6

I even got a like by the artist!

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That is SUPER COOL!!

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@neilcsmith This is a wonderful review. A LOT of information packed into a relatively short-to-medium-length article. Plus the unexpected background on why the V&A even has this collection was further enriching!
WOW. Good stuff.

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