This is more-or-less a copy of my old pconline site. I'm trying to
catagorize things and start fresh here. Eventually
the old pages will go away, so if you want to bookmark my gallery,
this page is better. That means
Forrest's Computer Art Gallery
Hi! My name is Forrest Cahoon, and I'd like to welcome you to my
computer art gallery. I am a mathematical artist, and practically
everything that you see here was done by programming on my Linux
computer. (Well, I did import image data into a program of
mine for my self-portrait, but more on that
Ok, I started this page years ago, and it was just a computer
art gallery. Soon, I felt the need to put other stuff online,
and I just kind of slapped it up here at the top. Now at least they're
in a list:
Now, on with the computer art stuff ....
I wrote a
Java applet related to my studies
of patterns of polygons. It's Java 1.0 so it should work in older
browsers (as long as they have java). The source is here too.
Like everyone these days, I'm using tiled backgrounds, so
if you don't have a browser which allows you to see those, too bad.
Even so, you should check out my about the
backgrounds link -- you can get some neat designs to tile your
screen with there.
Before using any of my art, though, you must check out my copyright statement.
The Pattens of Polygons Stuff
The Other Stuff
About the backgrounds
Your comments are appreciated. Send e-mail to forrest at
abstractfactory dot org.
Encrypted mail is welcomed: here's my
GPG public key.
...and finally a few links...
I was always hesitant to put links on my page, because it seems that
everyone has these long lists of links no one could possibly be able to
follow. If you've come here, though, you're probably interested in computer
art, and if so you really should check out my friend
The large repository of computer artists' works known as
SITO has some cool stuff, too.
I also enjoy listening to music a great deal, and provide for the curious
these pointers to what I like: mostly I listen to the sort of jazz which you
find on the ECM label. I also
really like this band called
The Moon Seven Times, who deserve much more attention than they seem to
be getting right now.
For a long time I have had my choice for album of the year 1998 up here: Ruth
Since it is already 2000, I thought perhaps I should add an album of the year
for 1999: I choose
Anouar Brahem, John Surman, and Dave Holland.
(Yes, I know already 2000 was a while ago ... I'll fix it eventually.)
I have to add that I'm exceedingly proud of my little sister,
Germaine. Her thriving art-and-poetry site shows lots of talent, and
good taste. It's in an ... uhmm ... transitional state
right now, but I still encourage you to check it out.
All of my computer work here has been done using Linux, and am very
happy with the Debian distribution.
Linuxers all know the place for serious news is
Linux Weekly News, and often not-so-serious
discussion can be found on Slashdot.
But you knew that, didn't you?
I'm not that political, but you should note that this site is GIF free, due to Unisys' obnoxious
patent. I also
Boycott amazon.com because of their abuse of the US Patent system
(which is very broken when it comes to internet "innovation").