Pictures of the kids when they were little

Needless to say, these didn’t make it into the Symmetries of Things.

The first pair were rendered in Tess, a program by Chris Watley in 1992 for the NeXT computer.

The latter images are seamless — the boundaries between copies of the underlying photo are smoothed together using a neat trick for the symmetrical photographic images in the book. This trick was implemented as Kaleidesign, super fun software written for a pre-2001 Mac — I haven’t a working copy going on twenty years! It is a High Quality method, though, and I hope it’s implemented again.

Here are notes on the method for seamless photographic symmetrical images; works for video too. Let me know if you put something together, or want some more info.

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