Brad Tober
(de)generative x

Brad Tober

Champaign, IL
bradtober.com


(de)generative x
Video Specimen of a Code-Based Algorithmic Process
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2012


(de) generative x is a temporal typographic framework that transforms a typeface into a set of ephemeral typographic characters, with each unique character instance existing for a predetermined amount of time. Half of each character’s lifecycle consists of its creation, with its visual form being generated through the progressive appearance of hundreds of circular elements. The second half of the lifecycle sees the destruction of the character as all of the constituent circular elements condense into a single mass and then disappear one by one. Each character instance begins and ends with nothing, exploring the generative and degenerative aspects of algorithmic processes.

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