How to Draw a Line

Simon Ever-Hale
Proceedings of Bridges 2017: Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture
Pages 407–410 Short Papers


When an artist draws a line on paper, the line is a function of the mental and physical state of the artist. I seek to bypass the latter state, and draw the line produced by an arbitrary mental state. To do this, I have created an online algorithm that simulates the drawing of a line given the concentration and relaxation of the artist as measured with an EEG headset.