Comment by Martin Wattenberg: "Mark and Scott have chosen the same subject (physics-inspired differential equations) but have produced such contrasting results! It is like looking at two nudes by different artists. Scott\'s work is pure and precise with an Edward Weston "f/64" level of detail. Mark is like an artist who uses layers and layers of paint to emphasize motion and overall form. Is there a parallel contrast in the source code? Perhaps. Mark\'s code relies on layers of "library" code. Scott\'s program pivots on the exact values of a few variables. I like the color scheme Mark chose; also I liked it when his applet switched from drawing to erasing. One thing I noticed is that seeing the source code did not add anything to my view of his piece; I feel like all the meaning is contained in what I see when the applet runs. ...whether the source code changes the view of the piece is certainly not intrinsically bad or good. It\'s an especially interesting dimension to me because, unlike other visual artists, software artists necessarily write a purely verbal description of their work. "
Technology: Java Applet