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in this experiment my task was to generate portraits algorithmically from very simple geometric elements.

as i was always fascinated by the simple shape of circles and forms built from them, i created an environment which procedurally transforms portraits to images described by tangent circles without any interaction needed.

thousands of circles were packed into each of these pictures and the result is like soda bubbles forming something organic and chaotic but ordered enough allowing to recognize a new, complex figure.

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