Tag Archives: digital psychedelia

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Robot Stop”

6 Nov

Austrailian experimental band, King Gizzard & The Lizard wizard bring a mesmerizing mind warp of a music video, off their album “Nonogan Infinity”.

Another psychedelic video which I would praise for its sheer creativity and imagery, one of my favorites by far. Would highly recommend listening to this album if your a fan of hard rock and heavy metal.

 

 

Liquidpaint by David Katz

3 Jun

If  you enjoyed this and want more, you can watch the long version here.

And if you got inspired to play around with living color, you can get yourself a nice little “psychedelic paint program” here.

Enter The Void

19 Feb

Watching Gaspar Noe’s new film is a death and re-birth experience. definitely the most psychedelic film I’ve ever seen, it’s like going into the mind of another person, and experiencing this conciseness change, from normal to a full-on DMT trip, to a near death experience an beyond. The photography and artistic design are absolutely incredible, I have no idea how most of the scenes were shot.

 

 

 

Amiga Demo and the size of space

16 Jan

The Amiga 500 was my very first computer system. It used DD floppy disks with 880 kb storage space. On those less than 1 mb disks you had games like elite and frontier: elite II that allowed almost limitless exploration of a virtual space literally bursting with solar systems.

But with the copies of those games came something else that challenged the notion of space maybe even more. The teams that “cracked” the copy-protection of those games often attached so-called demos to the code that was run from the disks. So before the game would load you would see – just like a little intro – demonstrations of crazy coding skills in the form of often mind-blowing animation, flickering images and pulsing color.

Those demos were at a most a few kb of code generating ever-changing images in real-time. Usually what you saw was far beyond the things you thought were possible within the technical limitations of your system. Typically some more or less abstract and alien imagery was rotating in front of your eyes, bursting into millions of colorful pieces, turning itself inside out into something totally different, dancing in fluid animation or travelling into impossible depth of space.

Somehow the dense economy of the code resulted in aesthetics and images not unlike the things you see under the influence of psychedelic substances (of course psychedelic substances were not unknown among the members of the demo scene). So, what does math and geometry have to do with psychedelic aesthetics?

beauty between the natural and the digital

12 Dec

These works by Shawn Knol are constantly transgressing the border between pure natural marvel and digital access until something silently emerges that can not be reduced to neither naturalism nor digitalism.

Digital Psychedelia by Takeshi Murata

17 Oct

All of these beautiful animations are works of digital media artist Takeshi Murata. I think they express a remarkably pure psychedelic vision and joy in the realm of the digital. Especially the way they develop a sense of space and time and make us look at movement links the digital with the psychedelic.

More Psychedelic Datamoshing

10 Oct

I have posted psychedelic datamoshing clips on this blog before. Here are a few more pretty examples of compression artefacts gone trippy.

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