Form Constant is software tool designed to reproduce visual elements of the psychedelic experience.
The video simulates the phenomenon of texture breathing, a distinctive and beautiful effect where colours and patterns appear to spontaneously dilate, contract and ripple. The effect is produced by computing the vector derivative of a source photo then applying iterative advection along the resulting axes. A secondary scalar field controls and strength and magnitude of advection and allows a range of interesting effects including pulsing, waving and breathing.
The effect is quite subtle so for best results go full-screen and make sure HD is switched on.