Hello! I'm a freelance software developer based in Bristol, UK. Between IT contracts I enjoy backpacking trips around the world, especially Nepal.
SlideShow 1 :
Recommended screen width : any. Features fancy image transitions from WOW Slider. Start slide, image transition type and duration are randomised (so a given slideshow is never quite the same).
Requires fast connection, large screen, powerful graphics. Takes some seconds to warm up.
The left 2 screens are linked by subject, as are the right 2 screens.
Recommended screen width : > 2400px (750px minimum). Features montage images 2400x1249 pixels.
Recommended screen width : > 750px. Features 9 simultaneous synchronised slide shows.
For this site I have tweaked a few things such that :
- The visualisation expands on large screens (rather than having a max size of 1000x800 pixels).
- The winners listing includes Country & Gender columns.
- Winners Data and Biographies for 2015 through 2016 are included.
(otherwise it's a straight copy of Kyran's code).
To view and animate these stunning graphs you need a computer running Java. Also, as of August 2017, it seems Google Chrome and Firefox browsers are no longer supporting Java, so you will probably need Safari or Internet Explorer. This was a project to try the Java language and to animate some of the beautiful graphs in a fabulous book by Jean-Paul Delahaye, Professeur, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, entitled "Geometric and Artistic Graphics - Design Generation with Microcomputers", MacMillan 1986. For this I converted the original Basic programs to Java and added colour, detail, rotation, animation and an interactive website.
This project involved mounting a full frame digital SLR on my bathroom window sill, 2 storeys up, with a view along Bristol Harbour to the M-shed Museum and Prince Street Bridge. The camera could be triggered by anyone anywhere in the world via email and the resulting image emailed to them.
"Quantum" Home Page
The Home (Galleries) page on the Photo Website exists only as a set of probabilities until it is made "real" by someone viewing it - at which point, for each of the 27 galleries, a thumbnail image is chosen at random from a candidate set. The number of permutations of images on this page is huge (2.6 million trillion times greater than the estimated number of stars in the observable universe). The image permutations can be calculated on linux or macOS at the command line with the following command :
echo '159 * 114 * 47 * 43 * 40 * 54 * 68 * 63 * 55 * 13 * 43 * 27 * 37 * 31 * 24 * 35 * 19 * 21 * 17 * 19 * 34 * 19 * 29 * 111 * 23 * 42 * 38' | bc
The result is : 2667117222042283417788473193616413330432000 (2.6 million trillion trillion trillion)
Compared with some other large numbers :
|86,000,000,000||Neurons in human brain|
|37,000,000,000,000||Cells in human body|
|400,000,000,000||Stars in Milky way (high end of estimates)|
|276,000,000,000,000,000,000,000||Radius of observable universe in miles (47 billion light years x 6 trillion miles)|
|1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000||Estimated stars in observable universe *|
|2,667,117,222,042,283,417,788,473,193,616,413,330,432,000||Image permutations on Dave's "quantum" galleries page|
* www.space.com/26078-how-many-stars-are-there.html : "Kornreich used a very rough estimate of 10 trillion galaxies in the universe. Multiplying that by the Milky Way's estimated 100 billion stars results in a large number indeed: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars, or a "1" with 24 zeros after it."
Copyright and image use
All images on this website are copyright Dave Gott. They may be downloaded for personal non-profit use or for promoting Bristol (in which case please credit the source).