Pointillist Graphing of Iterated Function Systems

Risto A. Paju
Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture (2016)
Pages 533–536 Short Papers


I demonstrate simple graphing methods for functions in the 2D plane that capture essential features of the functions while being aesthetically pleasing. Instead of solid curves or geometric shapes, my approach generates dithered shades directly by mapping large numbers of individual points. Multi-colour composites of these graphs can be used for more elaborate constructs, such as iterated function systems.