While we were watching Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings the other day, the mesmerizing images he’d been able to produce made me think of the wonderful hypnotic dancing colours, lines, dots, shapes that the ‘visualizer’ produces on this screen in response to music played in iTunes on my Mac. it’s fascinating to watch these visual effects in time to the music and I really should be playing it more often.


I don’t understand the technology behind the visualizer but wonder if it’s similar to what Eno uses.


Today I was going through some of my photo files and came across a group of photos that my husband had taken a few years ago of some of these images on the screen. These few stills just don’t begin to capture the constantly evolving patterns, but I felt like posting some of them here, just for fun.


And just because I’d been thinking about the visualizer. And just because I still wish I knew how to create something like this.

July 25, 2007 in Being an Artist, Neat stuff, Tools and technology by Marja-Leena