The Darkest Points

The Darkest Points

Feb 25, 2014

2014 – ongoing. Series of photogrammes. 325mm x 325mm.

Plots of the darkest points in the night sky. The computer takes photographs of the night sky and examines each pixel for its luminance level. It then joins the darkest points to make constellations. The results are plotted with a green laser on black and white photographic paper in the dark room.

The Darkest Points: Code

Calculating Moth Plot (Debug)

Feb 16, 2014

The Darkest Points uses code adapted from program used for Kosmos plots.

‘Depth’ box determines number of points to join. Slider controls curvature of line connecting plots.

Calculating Moth Plot

HPGL code.

PU = Pen Up. PD = Pen Down. Pen Absolute as opposed to Pen Relative. Coordinates are in millimetres – set up with SC0,40,0,40,2 in the initialisation line. Native resolution of HPGL is 1/40th millimetre.

This is copied directly to serial port of plotter as a text file.