Algorithms in
the Cosmodrome

New Media Class 2020 Sommersemester


All Sketches

Space Subdivision

  • 01_randomSubdivisionInSquares
  • 02_phyllotaxis
  • 03_circlePacking
  • 04_tenPrint

Space Exploration

  • 05_randomWalker
  • 06_diffuseLimitedAggregation
  • 07_2dRayCasting
  • 08_boids

Space Creation

  • 09_mazeGenerator
  • 10_sandPiles
  • 11_cellularAutomata

Baikonur is a city in Kazakhstan, under russian administration, where the largest space facility in the world is located. Both Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, and Vostok 1, the first human spaceflight, were launched from the Baikonur Cosmododrome. Baikonur could also be seen as a closed city opened to the universe. It is a closed city because a special authorization is required to visit or leave the city located in the Kazakh steep, it is opened to the universe because its space facilities are still in use nowadays for launches to the International Space Station.
In this course we will have a look at a collection of algorithms that deal with space subdivision, world creation, travel and exploration, picturing our room as our personal space station.
P.S. The course is focused on algorithms, not on a programming language. A prior knowledge of a creative coding framework is required, you can participate with the creative coding framework you are more familiar with: Processing, openFrameworks, three.js, paper.js, p5.js, nannou, arduino IDE, you name it. The examples will be in p5.js

Lecturer: Davide Prati

Students: Antonio Castles, Bian Zhiping, Dirk Erdmann, Hibiki Ishijima, Hyungjoong Kim, Julius Führer, Julius Winckler, Mattia Friso, Niklas Söder, Niklas Thran, Özcan Ertek, Qingyun Zhang, Tatiana Pakhmutova

Web Development: