This video installation project uses Google’s “autocomplete” function for such open ended questions such as "why does, why won't, where is, how big, how small, when will", etc. The results of these searches are the aggregate of all searches that have ever been made using these terms, and are displayed as text, which behaves like “food” for animated and programmatic “animals”. Search engines embody the collective mind of whoever has looked up anything on Google… and these animals eat that mind!
This uses some animation elements from some OpenProcessing sketches, and I ended up taking the whole thing into Eclipse for ease of coding. As it turns out, Eclipse is great for coding but keeping Processing elements working correctly in the JAVA wrapper is a little bit tricky. Got it to work with a lot of code cleanup, however. And it was the first time I did multi-threading in JAVA!
The audio is a custom composition by 'moon tvvo', you can check out her other work at soundcloud.com/moontvvo