Date started: October 2019
Leads: Roger Antonsen
Here are some experiments (work-in-progress) with randomized circle packings. The algorithm is deceptively simple: Start with an initial circle and repeatedly choose a point, according to some algorithm, inside of the initial circle and add the largest circle possible having this point as its center. By constraining the way the points are chosen, a variety of different figures emerges. How many circles are enclosing the point? What is the angle of the point? How far from the center is the point? If points are only allowed to be added given that certain properties are satisfied, we obtain different visual effects.