October 25, 2010

MAZES

maze by Jie Xu and Craig S. Kaplan
Mazes are also generated by using a computer with inputs from a human designer. They consider the complexity and aesthetic factors of the maze. Some of these are constructed through the interconnected vortices forming sets of paths like the figures below:

The Polyhedron
by Jie Xu and Craig S. Kaplan

The Tumbling Blocks
by  Jie Xu and Craig S. Kaplan

Some of the mazes are generated by the use of images like the following: 
Pres. Lincoln
by Jie Xu and Craig S. Kaplan
The Sphinx
by Jie Xu and Craig S. Kaplan

Would you like to try solving these mazes? It's a test of patience, determination and spatial skills. Good luck!

Note: The use of the images above is permitted by the owners, Jie Xu and Craig S. Kaplan. You can visit their web page at  http://www.cgl.uwaterloo.ca/~csk/projects/mazes/

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