Ever since childhood I’ve been fascinated by the curious way that liquids and gases evanesce. There’s something magical about movement with complexity beyond comprehension. Overwhelming the optical nerves produces a feeling of total immersion. Focusing on this sensation provides a momentary escape from ordinary reality, and that is what I’d like to share with you.
I’m a lucid dreamer. I create fantasy worlds in my sleep, then wake up and long to return. The perceptual potential of our brain is unimaginably immense. I’ve seen colors and patterns in dreams that have no waking equivalent. Psychedelics can spawn similar impressions, but not everyone is open to the intensity of those experiences. My goal is to abstract this ineffable sense of wonder onto the medium of a moving picture screen.
I make websites for a living, but I have stockpiles of flow visualization ideas waiting to be filmed. Your support provides me the opportunity to create more visuals for us all to enjoy.
Liquid decoration for your screen. I offer videos showcasing fractals and recordings of flow in nature. There’s probably a display in your living area that’s just taking up space most of the time. Now you can turn it into a state-of-the-art flowing LCD picture frame. Whereas the EO1 costs several hundred dollars, you can add these visuals to your home or office for less than the price of a single art print. Or get an EO1 and use it to play these visuals.
If your device can play an MP4 or MOV video file, you’re set! If not, I provide a link to a free download of the appropriate video codec. Here are a few possible configurations:
- A computer running Mac OS X 10.8 or later / Windows XP or later
- An iPad, Surface, EO1, or other tablet*
- A television playing from a USB flash drive (almost all smart TVs can do this)*
- A projector connected to a DVD or Blu-ray player*
*Unlike computers, most televisions and tablets are not capable of setting a video screensaver to launch automatically after a certain period of inactivity. But you can still play your looping visuals whenever you’d like!
That depends on the resolution of your screen. Recommendations:
- If your screen is 1280×800 pixels or larger: 1080p
- If your screen is 1024×768 pixels or smaller: 720p
High definition video files can be quite large, but I have used H.264 compression to significantly reduce file sizes without sacrificing quality.
Here are approximate sizes for natural videos:
1080p: ~40 MB/min
720p: ~15 MB/min
360p: ~4 MB/min
240p: ~1.5 MB/min
For instance, the 16-minute Clouds screensaver in 360p is about 60 MB.
For fractal videos, multiply the above numbers by 5.
If you prefer not to download anything, purchase an On Demand subscription to stream the video loops online.
Installation instructions will be provided with your order.
Please contact me if you would like to use this for performance or commercial purposes.
I love making things beautiful. I’ve designed websites, DJ visuals, interiors, logos, flyers, product packaging, clothing, iPhone cases, snowboard covers, and various other media. Email me your project and your budget and I’ll let you know what I can do.
I want to build a space where dreams and reality converge. A high-tech human playground with visuals covering the walls and places to relax, explore, dance, play, and create. Picture the St. Louis City Museum with more sound and flowing movement. This is no small project and will require collaboration with engineers, architects, artists, designers, producers, and entertainers. Contact me if you’d like to get involved!