Friday, February 18, 2011

Simple Line Copied 500 Times = Entropy

A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals
is an interesting visualization of what happens when a drawn line is carefully traced over and over by multiple individuals.

Each individual was given only the previously traced line to in turn trace. Each tracing introduces small errors resulting in an imperfect copy of the previous copied line. The result is a gradual degradation of the line. This video provides a visually interesting animation of the 500 tracings as they are sequentially played back.

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