July 8, 2014
Jürg Lehni: Paper.js and the Mathematical Beauty of Vectors
Vector graphics are a very powerful visual technique, yet one the most underused in today's web landscape. As an abstract, mathematical description of drawings and graphics they offer a tremendous amount of advantages over the use of pre-generated pixel imagery or even fonts. For example, graphics described as vectors can be freely scaled, dynamically changed, easily animated, or scripted to respond to user interaction.
These advantages can be leveraged on all kinds of devices and screens, as well as in applications designed for the production of printed materials. Their mathematical beauty invites for their creative use, closer to the use of a dynamic language than the simple manipulation of static content.
About Jürg Lehni
Jürg Lehni is an artist, designer and developer from Switzerland, who for the past 12 years has been living abroad as well as in Switzerland to equal amounts (New York, Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, ...). He works collaboratively across disciplines, dealing with technology, tools and the human condition. Soon after the Webtuesday presentation he will be leaving for San Francisco, to teach at the design department of the California College of the Arts (CCA), and to create a new comissioned work for the Long Now Foundation, founded by a collective of brilliant minds, including Brian Eno and Jeff Bezos.
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