This video is just the raw screencapture of the output of "Lines", a virtual kinetic sculpture application for which I wrote the code and which runs in real-time on Windows systems using the Microsoft XNA framework.
"Lines" consists of a swarm or flock of 80,000 coloured lines flying about in 3D space, following simple rules. Each line's colour, length, speed and maneouvrability is determined at the start using an iterative algorithm which is used in the calculation of the Mandelbrot set.
This swarm or flock exhibits emergent behaviour which causes the lines to arrange themselves in rainbow patterns as they fly about.
"Lines" is intended to be run as an artwork in itself, a moving picture on a screen or projected onto a surface. You can interact with the display by changing the viewpoint of the virtual camera using the function keys.
You can download Lines 2.1 FREE from lines.99k.org/
Simply unzip the downloaded file and follow the instructions given by the ReadMe file in order to install Lines. Your system may also need to download and install the Microsoft XNA framework, but this should happen automatically.
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