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March 23, 2012 2:45 PM   Subscribe

We've discussed subblue/Tom Beddard and Mandlebulbs before, but two months ago L'Eclaireur Sévigné asked him to create a few animations for their 147-screen exhibition. And here are the hypnotic, terrifying results.
posted by The Whelk (11 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hypnotic and terrifying? The differences in our aesthetic responses to works of art are endlessly fascinating. I found this simply beautiful. Even more beautiful (I respond even more emotionally to the organic) was the piece that came up on your first re-post.) Thanks.
posted by kozad at 2:58 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is these supposed to be no sound.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:14 PM on March 23, 2012


I want a video game set in these. If I could make one I would.
posted by vogon_poet at 3:17 PM on March 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


These are fantastic. But it's weird to me that he would generate these fractal objects and just move the camera around looking at them from various angles. To me, the whole point of looking at computer-generated fractals is the mind blowing changes of scale you get when you zoom in and out on a single spot. (bonus 2D Mandelbrot zoom out)
posted by straight at 3:40 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


That one called Temple? Maybe (possibly) I've played too many video games (HA! NEVER!) but I was really steeling myself up for a godlike boss fight as it got closer to the centre.
Also, Dead Voices On Air or Black Lung would be good soundtrack material for these.
posted by Zack_Replica at 4:29 PM on March 23, 2012


The differences in our aesthetic responses to works of art are endlessly fascinating.

I was waiting for that first one to conclude by zooming in on an angry Vin Diesel somehow. I'm not sure if there's a word for that.
posted by mhoye at 4:41 PM on March 23, 2012


Metafilter: Is these supposed to be no sound.
posted by symbioid at 6:26 PM on March 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


mhoye: "I was waiting for that first one to conclude by zooming in on an angry Vin Diesel somehow. I'm not sure if there's a word for that."

VinDieselpation.
posted by symbioid at 6:27 PM on March 23, 2012


Like Borg dreams.
posted by chronkite at 7:50 PM on March 23, 2012


There was an FPP just a couple days ago going over the basic mathematical concept of a fractional dimension, from whence fractals get their name. It was actually pretty straight forward (at least what was presented in the video)
posted by delmoi at 8:32 PM on March 23, 2012


Oh, I was going to add. When the last TRON movie came out I remember thinking they should have made it based on fractals like this. I'd bet most people probably haven't seen these youtube videos and imagine how awesome they would be on the big screen in 3D.

The plot of the first TRON movie wasn't that great, but the visuals were something people hadn't seen before. Now CG is everywhere, but stuff like these videos could have blown people away visually. Plus, recursion plays a central roll in CS theory.
posted by delmoi at 8:45 PM on March 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


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