Flowing, Organic Forms Using Adaptive Line-Drawing Agents

David Chappell
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 343–346 Short Papers


We present a method of generating organic, 2D forms using a collection of adaptive line-drawing agents. The agents follow random-curvature walks when roaming in isolation. Each walk branches with a probabilistic rule. When an agent “sees” a neighboring path or an old segment of its own path, it attempts to follow it. The “following algorithm” generates rhythmic undulations as the agent pursues the path.