# //arcs are we

2 min readNov 20, 2023

a coded poem

poem is the comments //; full page view is here.

`let arcs, t;`

let nArcs = 400,

diam = 100,

a = 0.005;

function setup() {

arcs = []; //arcs are we

createCanvas(windowWidth, windowHeight * 0.8);

angleMode(DEGREES); //rotating through space

for (let i = 0; i < nArcs; i++) {

p = random(0, diam);

arcs[i] = {

//these little currents

z1: -p, //touching

z2: p, //grounding

rotation: random(0, 360), //ourselves

color: [random(240, 255), random(180, 234), random(150, 200), 250]

};

}

background(10, 40, 60);

}

function draw() {

t = frameCount / 4; //a breath is but a measurement of time

background(10, 40, 60, 2 + 50 * abs(sin(t)));

diam = (width / 4) * sin(t / 5); //from a center of us

translate(width / 2, height / 2); //we move

push();

generateArc(); //to be -- exist

pop();

}

function generateArc() {

noStroke();

for (let i = 0; i < arcs.length; i++) {

push();

fill(arcs[i].color); //each of us are painted

rotate(arcs[i].rotation); //with parameters

t1 =

a *

arcs[i].z2 *

sin(t + 0.01 * arcs[i].rotation * sin(t + random(0, 10)));

//of time

x = random(-0.5, 0.5) + t1 / a + arcs[i].z1 + arcs[i].z2;

//of horizon

y = a * (t1 / a + arcs[i].z2) * (t1 / a + arcs[i].z1);

//of space

d = dist(x, y, 0, 0);

//and not to far from the origin

circle(x + diam, y, 2 * cos(t / 4 + d + arcs[i].z1));

//to which this energy - these arcs - return

pop();

}

}

`//arcs are we`

//rotating through space

//these little currents

//touching

//grounding

//ourselves

//a breath is but a measurement of time

//from a center of us

//we move

//to be -- exist

//each of us are painted

//with parameters

//of time

//of horizon

//of space

//and not to far from the origin

//to which this energy - these arcs - return