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    Moving Drawings. A Digital Mediation for the Linear Drawing Metaphor: the Line as the Trace Left by a Moving Point (Rawson)

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)

    London, UK, 8 - 10 July 2014


    João dos Santos



    To draw with the mediation of a computer usually is an action involving the drawer and a physical interface reproducing the gestures of the drawer on a display. Tracing machines can be understood as adaptation machines, re-contextualizing the drawing and observation conditions - a short approach to drawing by tracing is presented. I propose the use of a digital drawing machine as a translation machine: the computer records all of the data created during the act of tracing with this machine. Afterwards it is possible to reproduce these data as a new and different drawing or drawing form. The purpose of this machine is to collect data from different drawers tracing the same image, and to reproduce that data in a new drawing made by the superposition of all the drawings, one at the time, and point-by-point, creating a sparkling drawing effect. It is a drawing machine designed to create moving drawings - instead of a linear motion, it is presented a cumulative motion.


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