This 65 meters long and 2.5 meters high wall piece was made by Ludivine Lechat and Tom De Smedt for IMEC (European Institute for Nanotechnology) using NodeBox software (and Adobe Illustrator).
NodeBox is Open Source software, developed by Frederik De Blesser and Tom De Smedt from the Experimental Media Group of the St. Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.
The NodeBox-site says:
NodeBox is a Mac OS X application that lets you create 2D visuals (static, animated or interactive) using Python programming code and export them as a PDF or a QuickTime movie.
NodeBox is free and well-documented.NodeBox allows you to create visual output with programming code. The application targets an audience of designers, with an easy set of state commands that is both intuitive and creative. It is essentially a learning environment and an automation tool.
If you want to know more about NodeBox, go check out the site...
There is also a NodeBox2 for Windows, but this is still in beta. Look for it here.
To learn more about the Nanophysical project, visit the NodeBox gallery here. It is all very complicated (read: I don’t understand a word of it), but it does result in nice pictures. Some more examples…