Cheryl Kolak Dudek

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The idea of superimposing geometric grids on images to visualize their content is not new. Leonardo Da Vinci used it, Durer used it, and Descartes pioneered the use of geometric grids to describe geometric content with algebraic equations. Shape grammars take the algebraic analysis of images to a new dynamic level. They permit the visualization of images in(More)
The research discussed in This work focuses on the development of interactive methods to image and analyze the surface designs of cultural artifacts and the generation of new designs. The project is interdisciplinary and uses methodologies from aesthetic and cultural inquiry, mathematics and computer science. The results of the research are obtained by(More)
While many cultures create designs with geometric patterns, each has distinct motifs and symmetries. The textiles by the Kuba ethnic groups in southeastern Congo are unique in their iterations and transformations of basic geometric shapes. These textiles, woven from the fiber of the raphia palm, reveal a sophisticated vocabulary of geometric patterns. This(More)
We present a simple method for structural inference in African Kuba cloth, and Moorish zillij mosaics. Our work is based on Stiny and Gips' formulation of " Shape Grammars ". It provides art scholars and geometers with a simple yet powerful medium to perform analysis of existing art and draw inspiration for new designs. The analysis involves studying an(More)
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