These animated textures and patterns were created from custom computer
code employing various fractal algorithms, procedural noise, and
reaction-diffusion techniques. The moving images are purely defined
by mathematics, but are meant to evoke a biological aesthetic by
resembling sea creatures, neurons, or other microscopic structures
that transform from one emergent pattern to another.
A 5-minute version of this piece was exhibited at ARS Electronica
in the Deep Space 8K Theater and the 2019 Animation Festival in Linz
Austria. The original one-hour version was commissioned by Boston
Cyberarts for the 35-foot video wall in the courtyard of The Exchange
at 100 Federal Street in Boston.
Dark Thought: Julia set fractals with transforming parameters
5-minute version with music by Arlo Sims.
For best results play at Full screen with HD settings at 1080p60
Dual Bodies: evolved solid noise functions
Echinoderm: Julia set fractals with N-way symmetries
Software and Animation: Karl Sims
Hardware: Linux workstation with Nvidia Titan Xp GPU