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From 2017 and on, humanaware.org publishes Stephane Poirier’s Vorotrans art images and videos.

 

ABOUT VOROTRANS ART

In Vorotrans art, only space partition frontiers are made visible. Such partitioning of the 2-D space is called Voronoi diagram. It is named after the Russian and Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoy. Therefore each Vorotrans still image as well as each Vorotrans video frame is a Voronoi diagram. Vorotrans art is not purely algorithmic art. Vorotrans art is generated using an algorithm seeded using an image. That seed image emerges through the Voronoi diagram like if the Voronoi diagram was transparent. From which the name Vorotrans art standing for Voronoi transparent art.

 

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I have been introduced to many computer graphics algorithms while studying complex systems and developing visual recognition software. In attempting to automate the interpretation of airborne forest cover images, I have used algorithms to model and to represent forest image textures in the computer. Inspired by some of the geometric data representations used in this science, I have applied these computer graphic algorithms onto common vegetal and animal scenes in order to generate organic Vorotrans computer art.

In my Vorotrans art, I want the organic to manifest itself out of the geometric. Natural motions and natural shapes emanates from visual scenes filtered by Voronoi diagrams.

Voronoi diagrams are composed of highly geometric visual objects. Common vegetal and animal scenes are composed of highly organic visual objects. When filtering vegetal and animal scenes with transparent Voronoi diagrams, one gets the fusion between the geometric and the organic, a computer generated semi-abstract art visually captivating to the human eye.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Stephane Poirier is a pioneer in Vorotrans art – art made out of transparent Voronoi diagrams. Poirier currently works as a software developer at OIFII.ORG and he is also OIFII.ORG’s founder. At OIFII.ORG, Voronoi diagrams are used, for individual tree level forest texture recognition out of airborne Lidar data, in order to automate the process of building new forest maps for governments. In 2017, Poirier had the idea to use these Voronoi diagrams combined with a specific algorithm to produce semi-abstract art called Vorotrans art.

For the years to come, Vorotrans art installations are now made available to art galleries around the world.

Poirier has held many research positions at Laval University, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Masssachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Sherbrooke and McGill University. Over the years, Poirier has also held many corporate positions in Quebec and California. He has developed commercial software for EXFO, MATROX, ISERA, CJ and XEROX.

 

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Complete software developer and artist bio

Stephane Poirier’s software developer bio available at https://remote.com/stephane-poirier. Stephane Poirier’s detailed software developer bio available at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephane-poirier-58619314. Stephane Poirier’s art bio is not available online for the moment, but one can sure get a feel of it from https://stephane-poirier.pixels.com, from https://vimeo.com/vorotrans, http://www.scoop.it/t/algorithmic-art and http://www.scoop.it/u/vorotrans.

See animated vorotrans art

In the fall 2017 and until year ending, vorotrans artist Stephane Poirier is seeking a world renowned music artist to exclusively use animated vorotrans art in concerts world wide. Some vorotrans videos extracts are available for everyone to experience on vimeo (youtube equivalent) at https://vimeo.com/vorotrans.

contact

humanaware.org
Stephane Poirier
3-3532 rue Ste-Famille
Montreal, QC, H2X2L1
514-500-1449
stephane.poirier@humanaware.org

vorotrans.org
Stephane Poirier
3-3532 rue Ste-Famille
Montreal, QC, H2X2L1
514-500-1449
stephane.poirier@vorotrans.org

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