Optical Flow was created by invitation for tha's Framed digital picture frame. It captures echoes of movement in the room in which it is hung. It's one of three art applications I've created for the device. The future of all energy is a state of inert uniformity, Optical Flow is a swan song analogous to this entropy, as the energy of your movement is amplified into a kaleidoscope and then disappears forever.

It's the result of merging two libraries together in openframeworks, one controlling fluid movement the other determining movement speed in the room using a webcam. I then adjusted the fluid so that movement broke apart staggered overlapping triangles of 3 hues. The resulting blending of these colours creates vibrant coloured patterns from any movement in the room in which it is hung.

Music: Untitled by Aan (myspace.com/aanspace)

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