»Two-Color Plotter Graphic« by Robert Mallary | i |
creators: Robert Mallary
title: Two-Color Plotter Graphic
year: 1973

drawing, computer-generated Plotter Graphic, 4×5 inches

artwork type: drawing

A two-color plotter graphic made with the Amherst College IBM 1130 computer and plotter. The main program (called TRPL) was written by Robert Mallary. A curve fitting subroutine (called XFIT) was written by Dr. Roger Ehrich. The program interpolates a series of lines between a given “master” line on the left and another such line on the right. A third master line is used to graph the spacing between the lines. The Moiré patterns result from the visual interaction between the spaced lines with a peculiarity of the pen. It is restricted by a system program to moving either vertically, or horizontally, or at some increment of 45 degrees.

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