Random Numbers

2013

Oil On Canvas

18" x 24"

Have you ever wondered how predictable machines like computers can generate randomness? In reality, most random numbers used in computer programs are not random at all, which means they are generated in a predictable fashion using a mathematical equation. This is fine for many purposes, but it may not be random in the way you expect if you're used to rolling dice or selecting numbers for lottery drawings.

I dream of ways to figure out randomness that comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. It is fun for me to use this concept in the creation of artwork.

I dream of ways to figure out randomness that comes from atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs. It is fun for me to use this concept in the creation of artwork.