Hind Al Saad


Teaching + Workshops —

Playful Procedures
Playful Procedures 2.0
Recursive *Riso*
Automated Aesthetics
Coding for Design

Computational Art — 

xLab: analogPixels
Infinite Magnetism
Encoded Terrains of Change
BFA Thesis: Engine of Endless Explorations
-162: Doha Edition
-162: Tokyo Edition
Scale Solar System
Dadu E-Cards

Design Objects — 

Peculiar Pets of Doha
Stages of a Spaceship
The Vinyl Voyager
The Apollo Matchbox
The Vikings Instrument
I Want to Believe
Unwrap Candy & Memories
Balaleet in a Box
The Perfect Life
Patterns of Change

Flat/Digital Designs —

Kepler 186f
Martian Mail
Pop Up Martian Landscape
Hidden Mysteries & Stories
DOH to RIC Postcards
The Pandorica Opens
Take Me To The Moon
Bayan Videos
Zest Zine
Pushing Daisies Posters
Doha Havana
Monitoring Movements
Journey of Light
Gulf Greetings
Domestic Affairs

Info —

a. artist, designer, maker, and creative coder based in doha.
b. create emergent graphical forms, both digital and physical, using procedural systems.
c. explore the endless ways finite rules can create infinite results.


If you want to ask about my work, or you want us to work together, send me an email and I’ll get back to you within twenty-four hours. Looking forward to hearing from you!
hind.alsaad@gmail.com

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Mark

xLab: analogPixels

Dithered Selfie Sticker Printer

// Raspberry Pi, Processing, camera, button, thermal printer

The Raspberry Pi acts as the mini-computer that controls the connected components. The camera captures your image as pixels and sends it to Processing (the programming environment) to reinterpret them based on their greyscale value against the dithering algorithm, which creates a pixelated version displayed on the screen. Pressing the button triggers the code to save the image and send it to the thermal printer.

Exihibited at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, as part of the “Hello, World! Exploring Computational Potential” Exhibition from Nov 28, 2021–Feb 17, 2022


THE PROCESS >


KNOBS AS DEMOS OF CODING BASICS > 

The graphics on the screen are generated by the code running on the Arduino board. The knobs control in real-time the value of one of the parameters in the code to affect the graphics.

> The first interactive screen demonstrates “variables”, a data type that can store specific information, like numbers or characters. By turning the knob, you control the variable of the circle size.

>> The second screen shows a “for loop”, a statement for specifying iteration, which allows code to be executed repeatedly within one frame. By turning the knob, you control the number of iterations the for loop goes through, which controls the grid columns and rows.

>>> The last screen shows “arrays”, a data structure or collection of variables, each identified by a numbered index. By turning the knob, you control the size of the array of colors that are used to fill in the circles.