While this video may not look like it, this is an actual abstraction of a recording from a drive we took tonight. The drive was late at night, hence the deep contrast and bright colors. The lulls in motion are just the basic dropoffs in light. This video was created with Processing by essentially pointing our MacBook's iSight out the driver's side window and having the sketch perform real-time video interpretations.
We also recorded from the passenger side with another laptop which turned out even cooler. That one should be up soon.