Code is Beautiful


I’m seeing a lot of this these days. I’ve seen plenty of attempts at photographing code and I do find something beautiful in it. Not always symmetry, but patterns emerge and individual characters blend together into broader ‘brush strokes’ that appear.

But it’s not just static either: this is the engine room of that increasingly interactive place, the Internet!

The photo? I’ve seen these done with ultra-shallow depth of field, but I quite like it being deeper. It’s not a better effect, just different. The odd patterns created by capturing a screen on a digital camera bring texture too.

Here’s a gallery with another pic: