Picture Clouds

I’ve always loved how word clouds look, so I wrote up a MATLAB implementation for images. Like the Wordle algorithm described here, the code spirals out from a point on a canvas until it finds a point to place the image where no intersection occurs. Code and a few sample images are on my GitHub page.

A few more sample outputs are below; image themes include: Audrey Hepburn, Eartha Kitt, Agatha Christie, Virginia Woolf, The Canterbury Tales, and my beloved Nancy.

Written on February 13, 2017