A second demonstration of the process of illustrating a dynamical system (you may see the first example here), this time set against Nine Inch Nails‘ “A Warm Place”.
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Branching out from the earlier works, such as δυναμικός, Explorations and Exploring Entropy, and inspired by the idea of Chladni patterns, I attempted to generate a animation of a dynamical system driven by audio. This piece is driven by Deerhunter‘s “Ghost Outfit”—the piece is brief and entropic, like the audio.
A few earlier posts (δυναμικός, Explorations and Exploring Entropy) have shown the result of some of my animation work with making short films of the evolution of time-discrete phase planes. Those animations are the work of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of individual frames. I thought I’d offer a little something different this time, so here we have a video showing how a single frame is drawn. It is set against the background of the Nine Inch Nails‘ track “9 Ghosts I”, which, along with the day, inspired the title.
The process of illustrating a dynamical system
In the style of the earlier work δυναμικός, a new animation of a dynamical system, this time backed by the eighth track, “Another Rather Lovely Thing”, from the Nick Cave and Warren Ellis soundtrack to the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
Years ago, in Dr. Pickover’s book Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty, I first encountered the idea of plotting time-discrete phase planes. In the time since, I’ve often explored these for various functions, whether still images or animations. Most of the animated work has remained unreleased due to considerations of size: most video compression options overly distort the images due to the dust-like nature of much of this material, reducing the quality. But for the sake of example, and potential curiosity, I’ve decided to post one of the short films. The quality isn’t ideal, so bear with it, but it strikes the best possible balance between the intended quality and a filesize suitable for streaming over the web; perhaps as bandwidth increases and codecs improve, I will eventually be able to share the original, full resolution versions.
The audio is called “Moving Grey” part I, and comes courtesy of Andreas Bjorck.