“Well, do you know what pi divided by four is? That’s an eighth of the full rotation!” – I hear Simon talk to himself in English from the living room. For two or three days already he is busy recreating the beautiful visual projects from the Processing website. And now we also see where his math skills (knowledge of what a factorial, pi or the trigonometric circle is) come in handy! Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code within the context of the visual arts.
Here is the Fractal Tree Project that impressed me most:
The sketch with pi/4 and 2pi:
Notes involving 2pi from Simon’s math classes last spring (made by his math tutor):