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Frederik Vanhoutte

Frederik Vanhoutte

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During the day-time, Frederik is a physics PhD working as a radiotherapy medical physics expert. In a team of radiation oncologists, nurses and physicists he turns medical data into effective treatments for cancer patients.

During the night-time, Frederik is a creative coder, on the fine line between art and science, between utility and aesthetics.

When rain hits the windscreen, Frederik sees the tracks that alpha particles trace in cells. When he pulls the plug in the bath tub, he stays to watch the little whirlpool. When he sits at the kitchen table, he plays with the glasses to see the caustics. At a candle light dinner, he stares into the flame. Sometimes at night, he find himself behind the computer. When he finally blinks, a mess of code is drawing random structures on the screen. he spends the rest of the night staring.

Working with Processing since 2004, creative coding fuels his curiosity in physical, biological, geometric and computational systems. Bridging disciplines, he's sporadically involved in turning diverse sources of data into artistic visualizations, from CERN experimental results over Fukushima radiation measurements to classified mine layouts...

His HE_Mesh library for the creation and manipulation of polygonal meshes in Processing has gained a small following and sees use in generative, sculptural and architectural explorations.

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