DIY Mondrian Machine
January 23, 2003 9:56 AM   Subscribe

Ton Mondrian Is Even Worse Than Mon Mondrian: Use the machine to see how you square up to the Master. [Shockwave required; first link via Bifurcated Rivets.]
posted by MiguelCardoso (18 comments total)
Yeah, but it's a Mondrian.
posted by anathema at 10:08 AM on January 23, 2003

It has never occurred to me before this moment that Mondrian may have just been playing an old skool version of Qix.
posted by eyeballkid at 10:09 AM on January 23, 2003

This Mondrian is pretty expensive, too
posted by matteo at 10:13 AM on January 23, 2003

The "Mondrian Machine" is not intended to in any way trivialize the work of Mondrian, but to recognize his place in an abstract art tradition that long predates digital computer technology.

Mondrian is doing the broadway boogie-woogie in his grave.
posted by eddydamascene at 10:15 AM on January 23, 2003

I'm having a heckuva time drawing a proper golden rectangle in that box...
posted by Shane at 10:27 AM on January 23, 2003

I made one of these about five years ago (1997) using frames.

It's right here.

I cleaned it up recently and used it for a 5k contest entry.
posted by pjdoland at 10:29 AM on January 23, 2003

That's cool, pjdoland! Make a bunch of changes to the boxes in pjdoland's simulator, then hit the back button repeatedly and quickly: An animated changing Mondrian!
posted by Shane at 10:51 AM on January 23, 2003

FYI: I don't think Shockwave is required. Looks like it's done with CSS & JavaScript to me. Fun link, Miguel.
posted by boredomjockey at 11:09 AM on January 23, 2003

I like yours best, PJ.
posted by Shane at 11:11 AM on January 23, 2003

*tapping toe staccato*

God, it's about time, Miguel.
posted by y2karl at 11:16 AM on January 23, 2003

Oops, sorry Miguel, you meant ShockWave for that second link.
posted by boredomjockey at 11:19 AM on January 23, 2003

No, you're right, boredomjockey - it should have read "First link via BR; Shockwave required for the second. "
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:25 AM on January 23, 2003

Btw, no contest, pjdoland. Yours isn't predictable and is far less mechanical. Great stuff - thanks.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:28 AM on January 23, 2003

pjdoland - yours is much better! Thanks.
posted by trigfunctions at 1:01 PM on January 23, 2003

Finally, some art I am good pjdoland!
welcome back Miguel! Did you bring us back presents from your trip??
posted by madamjujujive at 3:49 PM on January 23, 2003

This version be fun too.
posted by Wet Spot at 3:54 PM on January 23, 2003

I'm a L 7 when it comes to making art Mig, thanks for squaring me out.
posted by thomcatspike at 5:02 PM on January 23, 2003

An automatically generated Mondrian applet. Click it to redraw another random one.
posted by jjj606 at 7:22 PM on January 23, 2003

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