aesthetics + computation group
mit media lab
silly string

      These displays are the results of one of the first OpenGL projects i attempted - they are all based on a program called 'Mop', authored by Tom White and Elise Co. I spent quite some time on these - playing with various OpenGl functions and basic programming algorithms

      The end result struck me as very similar to silly string, hence the name. It's a loose model of brownian motion - random motion, with all potential directions being equally probable. In the picture to the right, the random motion is mapped into spherical coordinates, thus most of the variation is across the surface of the sphere, with relatively slight variations in radius.

here are some more variations based on the silly string structure::

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designed ben gallup
persistently under construction
written in notepad
intended for 1024x768
last updated 7.07.01
lather, rinse, repeat