DNArtwork is a personal project to generate artwork from DNA. It took me 3 years, and is currently available at dnartwork.com. If you already have a DNA test from 23andme, National Geographic or Ancestry.com, you can get your own artwork for free. If not, download and unzip this dummy DNA test result file so that you can see how it all works.
I’ve written a series of blog posts on various parts of the project:
- Competitor analysis – I’m not the first person to think of making artwork from DNA, so I have to figure out what makes this project different.
- What will it look like? – Defining a graphical style
- Drinking the Microsoft Kool-Aid – On how I decided to host on Azure despite being a lifelong Linux fanboy.
- The first art print, hot off the press – Pretty pictures!
- How does it work? – explaining the genetic analysis component.
- Generating realistic painted shapes on-demand – how the shapes are created, and how they are served efficiently.