Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wow That's Amazing

I'm a little at a loss for what to say about this video, except to say it's fun and very cool. They (Marginalia Project) are playing with a video technique, and I pulled some description of what it is from their website, pasted it below.

Chronotopic Anamorphosis from Marginalia Project on Vimeo.

Their Description of what you're seeing: The image is digitally manipulated by fragmenting it into horizontal lines and then combining lines from different frames in the display. The result is a distorsion of the figures caused by their motion in time, or, as Brazilian researcher Arlindo Machado calls it: chronotopic anamorphosis.

The effect was completely based on Zbigniew Rybczynski's "The Fourth Dimension", but transposed to Processing programming environment and performed in real-time.

The software still has some memory issues, specially when the image rendering is combined with video recording, as it can be seen in this video.

hat tip: Andrew Sullivan

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