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Flux Mix
posted: September 26, 2006
Flux Mix is a collaboration between myself, the artist Kevin Hogan and my friend Chad Pry. The basics of the Flux Mix project is this: See what happens when art starts making itself, without any aesthetic over-site by humans. The project started out as an experiment, with that simple, and uniquely disturbing thought in mind. The outcome is a never-ending art piece, in which you will never see the same thing twice. In fact, you can open it up on a million computers simultaneously and no two computers will display the same thing. In short, whatever an individual viewer is looking at is a unique experience. Right now - it operates on about 40 individual elements, which are chosen, mixed together and moved around at complete random. As the project moves forward, the elements that Flux Mix will "choose" from will reach into the hundreds. Very few people have seen this thing in action. Today is the first release to the public at large. FluxMix.com
4 comments
Edel Rodriguez September 26, 2006
Yep, that's coooool. I'll go back to it again and again. thanks.
Bob Staake September 26, 2006
i've long felt one of the great things about combined randomizing is that chance and unexpected interplay between elements creates an output that is in itself a visual poetry. on a strictly pragmatic level, one creates the components, works out the script, and lets the reload icon work its magic. similar things can be done with text and even storytelling to reveal some pretty trippy prose. very cool, zimmster.
Robert Zimmerman September 26, 2006
These are really amazing comments of this Flux piece. I agree with Rob D. At this stage, it's limited. At the same time, however - the limited pallette (I said it!) of objects and commands has appeal. I know the actors, but I never know what they're going to do next...(that kinda thing maybe). Anyway - it's a start. More random objects, more "if and or maybe" commands. It will grow like a weed I think - dig it up in one spot and it pops up in another...
Robert Zimmerman September 26, 2006
"i've long felt one of the great things about combined randomizing is that chance and unexpected interplay between elements creates an output that is in itself a visual poetry." - Bob Staake ..... US Famous Quote Dept. docket # 2356BG-9