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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00420
Title
A Prelude to the Parametric Courante
Author
Guang Zhu
2nd Author
3rd Author
Degree
Master of Professional Studies
Year
2012
Number of Pages
7
University
New York University, Tisch school of the Performing Arts
Thesis Supervisor
Heather Dewey Hagborg
Supervisor e-mail
Other Supervisor(s)
Language(s) of Thesis
English
Department / Discipline
ITP_ Interactive Telecommunication Program
Languages Familiar to Author
English/ Chinese
URL where full thesis can be found
http://www.guangless.com/siggraph.html (full thesis will be uploaded March,20)
Keywords
parametric equation, visualization, archeology, art
Abstract
A Prelude to the Parametric Courante The Cardioid Equation: x=r·[2·sine(t)+sine(2·t)] y=r·[2·cosine(t)+cosine(2·t)] ? For the sake of reifying the significance of computational aesthetics in this age of booming technology, it is essential to take notice of our early history, when geometry was the connection between craftsmanship and natural science, in the same way that creative computation connects design and engineering nowadays. This paper describes my exploratory research of the cardioid equation, which I conducted in order to inspire creative uses and interdisciplinary assessments of parametric functions. First, the paper examines each parameter in its geometrical context. Second, it assigns parameters to the cardioid function to generate the curve. Third, it chooses which examined parameters to select for craftsmanship and the exhibition of unique, life-like movements. This paper is constructed as an introduction for The Parametric Courante Project. Its objective is to research the archeology of parametric geometry and to computationally analyze its mathematics in the craftsmanship of early arts.