Terminator Vision

In this little sketch, we take an image and divide it into four squares. Then we find which of the squares contains the most contrast and split that into four squares. Repeat.

This idea has a lot of applications in computer science, where it's called a quadtree. But we're just gonna use it to draw a bee.

We can apply the same effect to each frame in a video to create Terminator Vision.

I would share the code I wrote to make these, but it was years ago and I think it's lost to time. Sorry.