Mouse of Mirrors.
June 21, 2009 11:34 PM   Subscribe

We Are All Mice Within the Lesser Vastness of the Not-Kaleidoscope. (SLYT) Structure elevates random into beautiful; individual impasse, in multiplicity, resolves into vibrant design; mirrors are weird; enter, The Duck. via Wired. (Can't find the original link any longer.)
posted by darth_tedious (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
That as pretty cool.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:39 PM on June 21, 2009

Sounds like Larytta listened to a lot of Jean-Michel Jarre growing up.
posted by Lazlo at 11:40 PM on June 21, 2009

Needs more predatory animals.
posted by item at 11:48 PM on June 21, 2009

My theory about the clustering in the middle behavior is as follows: mice follow walls and hang out in corners, if any of the animals ends up in the middle, it looks like a group of animals circled around something. A group of animals circled around something would usually mean a large food source, so all the animals want to check out the center and see what kind of delicious dinner is to be found.

While it seems kind of obvious why it works, it is a cool systematic artistic exploitation of animal behaviors.
posted by idiopath at 12:51 AM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

Does what is says on the tin.
posted by mhjb at 1:33 AM on June 22, 2009

Liberal use of the 'volume' tab helped increase my pleasure of the video greatly.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:00 AM on June 22, 2009

I kept waiting for the horses.
posted by tawny at 2:17 AM on June 22, 2009

When it was just the mice I liked it, but as more and more birds were added the mice were clearly not having a very good time, all piled up on top of each other in the corner.

"No animals were harmed during the making of this video. Oh, except for a whole bunch of mice who were clearly terrified and were being stepped on by ducks"
posted by memebake at 2:19 AM on June 22, 2009 [1 favorite]

Mice get scared.
posted by humannaire at 4:42 AM on June 22, 2009

I noticed it takes less than a minute for one of the ducks to take a shit in the mirror mindfuck.
posted by orme at 5:07 AM on June 22, 2009

Ah, how far we have come. In the 60s scientists gave cats LSD, put them in a box where the only sound is a narrator going on about Thomas Pynchon, the role of government in hallucinogens and a liberal dose of The Residents cover of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
posted by geoff. at 8:26 AM on June 22, 2009

Loved this! I didn't notice the disclaimer quoted above--if I had I wouldn't have worried so much that one of the chickens was going to try to eat a mouse.
posted by lphoenix at 3:48 PM on June 22, 2009

@lpheonix: The disclaimer above was just a slice of sarcasm by me, no such disclaimer was attached to the video.
posted by memebake at 4:16 PM on June 22, 2009

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