Arrays Talking to Arrays

Esther Barnett
Apr 19, 2021

To recreate a Casey Reas piece, I first watched https://reas.com/compendium_lecture/ in order to understand the thought process behind his pieces. This is the reference I used. I found a great source through the p5.js reference page: https://p5js.org/examples/simulate-particles.html, which helped me grasp the main idea of this particle system.

Here is my sketch:

Steps:

  1. Circular particle
  2. Movement of the particle with increasing speed
  3. Create connecting lines set distances apart
  4. Add array to have multiple particles moving with attached lines
  5. Add color
  6. Create drawing

Codepen:

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