Voronoi Tesselation Portraits

The Challenge: Using mathematic principles to creatively explore how the brain deciphers human faces.


Step One: Each pair of points in a voronoi tesselation creates an equidistant line between them.

Step Two: Using Processing, assess every pixel in a black and white portrait and experiment with plotting voronoi points across different densities across different thresholds of shadow until there is a recognizable face. Rendered portraits only contain the surrounding voronoi lines and not the points placed by the code, so they are not a one-to-one replica of basic shadow values. However, the mind can still recognize a human face with remarkable accuracy.

Step Three: Customize render settings and voronoi point density for each portrait.