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Oskarettes, experiments in flowing motion

Oskar Fischinger's early animations (from the 1930's) included several studies which were drawn in black charcoal on white paper and printed in reverse (white on black). When I first saw these films, I was moved by purity of their abstract choreography -- and was reminded of my original hallucination. To get sensitized to what was involved in flowing, gestural motion, I wrote a program called Oskarettes, which creates flowing shapes that respond to movements of the computer mouse:

Unfortunately, my attempts to get closer to the kinds of shapes that Fischinger used took me to the limits of the CPU power of my computer, so I'm putting these experiments on hold until I get some faster hardware.