Thursday Salute to Originals: Landscapes in Cyberspace

“Cyberspace… Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…” — William Gibson; Neuromancer

The digital world is frontier for creatives, and the engines they ride into the pixel horizon are accelerating, thinking and creating faster and faster. Digital creative Dimitris Ladopoulos uses a simulation tool – Houdini – to rapidly generate random, three-dimensional geometric patterns based on four-sided shapes. The result? A project titled Algorithm. It looks like a city of the future or maybe an up-close view of a complex circuit board.

According to Ladopoulos, his visuals are part of an algorithm that splits rectangles vertically and horizontally. “The number of splits is randomly selected from a given max,” said Ladopoulos in an interview with This is Colossal. “The outcome is fed to the loop, again and again, depending on the number of user defined iterations.”

The product is an unending horizontal sheet of rectangles and squares displayed here.

Ladopoulos’ pictured work is not an illustration of anything in the real world. Instead, his graphics offer an illustration of the digital word’s landscape — a land of code and workflows functioning in a beautiful and organized fashion.

This Thursday, we’re saluting Dimitris Ladpoulos and his digital creations. Maybe they’re just shiny rectangles suspended in cyberspace; it’s open to interpretation.

Sources: Dimitris Ladopoulos, This is Colossal