My name is Josh Lopez-Binder. I am studying mechanical engineering and art.  I am interested in kinetic art, sculpture, the immense power of computational methods, bloopy things, and biology.  I hope to learn more about programming and its applications, and I want to simulate the growth of coral and other colonial organisms.

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Over break I got curious about four bar linkages (simple mechanical linkage for producing various motions).  I made a simple simulation in processing so that I could fiddle with the ratios of the linkage and see what kind of paths would result.  Kinda like a spirograph.  So far I have just played with different configuration of points that trace paths.  Next I am going to overlay a bunch of slightly different linkages with the same point tracing a path (relative to each linkage).