6) ElixirConf EU 2019 - Live coding an Escher painting using Scenic - Ju Liu

Live coding an Escher painting using Scenic

Talk in three words: Scenic, Escher, Fractal

Abstract
In this talk we will be rebuilding “Square Limit”, a famous painting by M.C. Escher using Scenic and the amazing powers of functional programming. We will build the whole application from scratch, and we will start by taking a look at how Scenic works. We will then proceed to deconstruct the fractal nature of Escher’s painting and then rebuild it step by step. By the end of the talk, we should have acquired a good level of understanding on how Scenic works and a lot of respect for Escher’s work as a mathematician.

Objectives
Explain how Scenic works at a basic level - Showcase the power of functional programming - Compose very simple concepts into amazingly complex artifacts.

Audience
People who are interested in Scenic, visual art and fractals.

The speaker
Ju Liu - Master of the useless

Ju was born in China, moved to Italy as a kid, grew up eating a lot of pasta, and started messing around with computers. He now lives in London and works for NoRedInk. He loves to solve hard problems and build amazing products. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably rock climbing.

All will be added to the ElixirConf EU 2019 Talks List or via the #elixirConfEU2019 tag.

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