A haphazard journey to a generative art twitter bot with matplotlib
Have you ever wondered how many different ways you can tile the two-dimensional plane with squares and equilateral triangles? It turns out there are many more ways than I imagined! I will talk about these fascinating tilings, my various attempts at generating them in python, and using a twitter bot to convey their wide diversity. I will show how I use matplotlib for drawing and animating a tiling, and walk through the library that came out of this work.
- [5 min] why: inspired by a creative toy and other generative art twitter bots
- [10 min] how: representing and growing a tiling in code, matplotlib for drawing and animating a tiling
- [5 min] walk through of the tiling library
No absolute pre-requisites but a familiarity with matplotlib might be helpful.