Create a magnified image that shows evidence of the mathematical – Could be pixels or halftone dot pattern or a fractal pattern of ink jet. Where the image comes from and how mathematics is represented ~100 words

I plan to use the halftone dots, which uses pixels (in this digital image) which all utilise binary elements in a photoshopped image.

Personal Photo with several halftone screens applied

Personal Photo with several halftone screens applied


Halftone is a reprographic technique that creates an effect of continuous tone in an image through the use of dots of varying numbers – the more dots in a square inch create a darker/shadow areas whereas a low number of nots in a square inch will create lighter/

Angles of halftone dots for multi- colour printing

Angles of halftone dots for multi- colour printing


highlights in the same image.

The halftone process reduces visual reproductions to a binary image and is printed with only one colour – other screens at various angles can add more colours to an image.

An optical illustion occurs as the human eye blends these tiny dots together and sees the image as a continous tone. Because printing inks are slightly see through the different coloures can be printed on top of each to create a mix of more colours – ie: red + yellow = green.


Binary is a numbering system where there are only two values, 1 and 0 – it is used in any digital encodying/decoding system.

Binary numbers increase by 2 – a decimal equivalent of a binary number can be found by summing up all the digits: 10101 = 1+4+16=21 (link for image below)

DECIMAL = 21 64 32 16 8 4 2 1
BINARY = 10101 0 0 1 0 1 0 1

hence why you will hear off 64 bit, 32bit, 16bit and 8 bits in computing and digital imagery.

check this out … Binary Beats….

Binary Beat from Niklas Roy on Vimeo.


Pix (pictures) el (element)

A pixel is the smallest piece of information in a digital image – it is represented by dots, squares or retangles and can be made up of Black, whites and greys, as well as red, green and blue.

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