The Voronoi Contest
You are invited to code a sketch in Processing 1) based on a method developed by Voronoi. // To visualize structures that have been defined by Voronoi over 100 years ago may give an impact in coding on regenerative cell structures in experimental biomedicine for the 21st century. //
Georgi Feodosjevitch Voronoi, a Russian mathematician (1868-1908), had the idea to separate an area into regions in a quite special, but nevertheless in an ‘easy to code’, way. An algorithm for calculating distances between ‘seed points’ and then building up areas to create a so called Voronoi diagram are described in many sites in the internet. Just start at Wikipedia and then go on.
The Voronoi application shall become the visual key for the opening performance of the WVIRCM conference. Key note speaker is Robert Schrödel, managing director of Pioneer Medical Devices AG and honorary professor at Koch-Metschnikow University St. Petersburg. Also some Voronoi diagrams will be printed in a calendar ‘Reuse codes and concepts’.
To make the Voronoi sketch accessible in an user friendly and educative way the use of parameters in the program is strongly recommended.
// There is a draft paper available to see what parameters might be suited to offer the user a wide range to experiment. As this user shall feel more as a ‘Voronoi creator’ and not as a programmer aspects of education and code design have a strong impact. //
The World Virtual Institute for Reuse [codes / concepts] in Medicine was inspired by WVIPRM inventors Prof. Dr. Augustinus Bader 2) and Robert Schrödel 3).
MB Technilog 4), a Berlin based consulting company, hosts the WVIRM conference. Shareholders of MB Technilog are Berlex AG, Robert Schrödel and Vanguard AG. Prime locations of WVIRM are Berlin, Leipzig, Athens, London and New York. All locations and a timetable can be found at http://wvircm.com
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2) profile at http://bader.wvircm.com
3) profile at http://schroedel.wvircm.com
4) …. Imprint MB-T
Everyone can become a maker of a sketch and even get a grant. There is a guide online how a code could be setup step by step to do the Voronoi job. The WVIRCM is hosted worldwide and can be accessed by using the V-viewer 5). There is a wide range of grants and support offered. The ‘Livecoder’ program is one. Livecoder is focused on innovative tools to be used by the users like Kinect of Microsoft or the EPOCH headset by emotiv. Also tools with a look and feel like the one ‘of the ancestors’ is welcomed 6). Sponsor for all grants is Pioneer Medical Devices AG. The members of the jury set in place to suggest about a grant are Reiner Schneeberger and Dietrich Scheringer. More about the grant, the prizes and the jury at http://grant.wvircm.com
5) V-viewer has been developed by MB-Technilog. First presented at the German-Greek summit in Athens 2008. Free to download at http://viewer.wvircm.com
6) like the ‘Mondrian keyboard’, inspired by Herbert W. Franke´s Mondrian (1979), recoded and enhanced in 2005 for 3D.