“Computing/Drawing With a Vintage Pen Plotter” by Carl Lostritto
Modern drawing experiments with older output technology creating abstract art:
This is the database of “Computing/Drawing With a Vintage Pen Plotter,” a project by Carl Lostritto. Drawings are organized by method, series, and run using the following syntax: Method-Series-Run. A “method” is an algorithmic approach to controlling the pen plotter and is the most general way to organize these drawings. Within each method, a “series” refers to a specific python code and/or plotter configuration. A run refers to one drawing within the series. Whether the drawing is re-plotted or generates a series of drawings, the run identifier keeps track of their production order over time.
The collection can be found here, with some examples of animations demonstrating techniques as well as videos performing the mechanical drawings.