Over the summer I found this beautiful voronoi diagram and was waiting for an opportunity to use this method in my work. Based on the midpoint series of connecting lines, you get a beautiful diagram from the data. Fred Scharmen's drawing below is based of the flecks from a pepper grinder.
Which brings me to my last experiment...
My friend and I hosted a dinner on Halloween. I conducted a little bit of research by hacking some plastic coupes. The glasses slowly leaked our wine cocktails, leaving behind a trace from the user. What resulted was a huge mess. My friend's table was spared, we covered it with butcher paper which absorbed most of the staining. I took the evidence back to studio to interpret the results.
Each voronoi cell represents a region based on the 'closeness' of points. The sites, in my case the centerpoint of each wine stain, have this specific shared space linked by the midway point of each line. If this is confusing the directions for doing this is here. It took some time, even for this little one but I liked the abstract way the voronoi computes shared space. I'd like to digitally output some more of these and eventually have a big spread of them. Perhaps it will be an interactive tablecloth or better termed: a mealspace, that undulates with your body's movements beneath the surface.
I wonder how that would affect the eating experience. Would it create a dilemma of how to eat on the somewhat rocky landscape, a landscape the diner was creating with their own body? I like this idea very much!