I've always been fascinated by the beauty of space. This piece draws inspiration from two concepts: the black hole and the neutron star. The black hole's gravity is so intense that not even light can escape. Its gravity absorbs nearby matter, causing the system to be perturbed from its dynamical equilibrium. The system must apply restoration force which causes the system to oscillate back and forth as it endeavors to reach an equilibrium state.
Real-time simulation coded in C++ using Cinder. All art is procedurally generated.
This piece is being shown at the TRANSMUTATION exhibit at GAFTA (gaffta.org). The grand opening of the exhibition is on March 26, 2011. It will be shown from 7pm-12am. If you are in the area, come check it out:
998 Market Street @ Taylor St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Exhibition Description: artsites.ucsc.edu/SonicSense/sonicSENSE%20pdf%20images/sonicSENSE_TRANS_cat2.pdf
More info: illogictree.com/blog/2011/03/gaffta/