for Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
available on the iTunes AppStore and Android Marketplace
Vanitas. A memento mori for your digital hands.
To lift you up when you're feeling down. And drag you down when you're up too high.
Everything flows, nothing remains.
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!
Life is the farce we are all forced to endure.
Sometimes, when you're depressed, it's good to see something depressing.
A contemplation of the fleetingness of life. To help appreciate what you have.
A meditative experience. A spiritual toy. A reminder of the preciousness of existing.
Created by Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn.
With Zoë Keating on cello.
Referring to still life paintings from the 16th and 17th century, Vanitas presents you with a gorgeously rendered 3D box filled with intriguing objects. Close the box and open it again to see new objects. You can move the objects by tilting your iPhone or pushing and dragging the objects with your fingers. To create pleasant arrangements that inspire and enchant. Some objects decay. A flower blooms. A bubble pops. Life like an empty dream flits by.
Made at the occasion of The Art History of Games symposium in February 2010 in Atlanta.