dividing space

Voronoi diagrams are geometrically complex organizations, but are conceptually fairly simple.

Dividing Space, an exhibit in the Exploratorium's 'Geometry Playground' exhibition, presents an intuitive demonstration of the concept of equidistance that underlies the Voronoi diagram.


dividing space
Voronoi diagrams can be geometrically complex, but are conceptually fairly simple. Dividing Space is an exhibit in the Exploratorium's 'Geometry Playground' exhibition that allows visitors to explore Voronoi structures.

Rather than attempting to reveal the mathematical foundations of Voronoi diagrams, Dividing Space conveys the idea that every point in the diagram pushes its boundaries out as far from itself as possible. By experimenting with different configurations, visitors can gain an intuitive understanding of the concept of equidistance that underlies the Voronoi diagram.

Dividing Space uses Processing, ReacTIVision and Mesh.