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Gestures on the <canvas>

2009 September 25

I’ve begun developing an algorithmic, recursive gestural tree using JavaScript to draw into the HTML5 <canvas> element.  After running into a few initial problems, like discovering I was overflowing my browser stack limit, I progressed to some scribbly sketches.

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Fixing the locating problems yielded these:

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I then decided to move towards a continuous, single line composed of Bezier segments:

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This could easily pave the way for a recursive sketching algorithm that composes each Bezier segment from n number of smaller Bezier segments down to a predefined number of levels.  The larger question, in this investigation, remains: what determines the high-level gestures?

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