This essay outlines the personal experiences, influences and ideas that underlie 60 years of Roman Verostko's artwork and that drew him to embrace “algorithmic art.” The author spells out qualities of form unique to computer-assisted algorithmic drawing as well as the genre's pitfalls and discusses his good fortune to have been an active participant in what Peter Weibel has labeled the “Algorithmic Revolution.” For his pioneering work, Roman Verostko was awarded the 2009 SIGGRAPH Lifetime Achievement Award.

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