The Spiroplot App (Media Exposition)

Authors Casper van Dommelen, Marc van Kreveld, Jérôme Urhausen

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Casper van Dommelen
  • Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Marc van Kreveld
  • Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Jérôme Urhausen
  • Utrecht University, The Netherlands

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Casper van Dommelen, Marc van Kreveld, and Jérôme Urhausen. The Spiroplot App (Media Exposition). In 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2020). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 164, pp. 71:1-71:5, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)


We introduce an app for generating spiroplots, based on a new discrete-time, linear, dynamic system that repeatedly rotates a pair of points, and plots points where they land. The app supports easy definition of the initial situation and has various visualization settings. It can be accessed at

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  • Applied computing → Media arts
  • Computing methodologies → Animation
  • generative art
  • dynamic system
  • pattern generation tool


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  2. Casper van Dommelen, Marc van Kreveld, and Jérôme Urhausen. Spiroplots: a new discrete-time dynamical system to generate curve patterns, 2020. Submitted. Google Scholar
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