Tag Archives: interactive psychedelia

Gravitational Waves Interactive Animation by moropologo on SketchFab

12 Feb

Yesterday, scientists from the  Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the detection of gravitional waves from the violent merging of two black holes in deep space. How cool is that? Scientists describe the finding as discovering an entirely new way to view the universe.

Interactive Internet Hallucinations

14 Nov

Free and safe virtual hallucinogens for all!

This optical illusion  takes advantage of the “persistence of vision”, a phenomenon of brain chemistry. As explained on the Youtube page of the second version of this illusion posted here bellow:

“Because chemical reactions are not instantaneous, the visual stimulation, resulting in a positive afterimage (i.e. your walls moving) remains in the brain for a certain amount of time. Normally, when something moves, we don’t notice the positive afterimage because this amount of time is usually only a small fraction of a second. You achieve greater persistence of vision in my experiment by staring at the graphic for an extended period of time.” It’s always interesting to know about the things that shape our perception!

There are more videos of this type on the web, but be cautious when looking for them – some of them are tricks hiding unpleasant surprises…

Interactive Kaleidoscope

31 Oct

http://inoyan.narod.ru/kaleidoskop.swf

This is a visualization of a kaleidoscope, as you might have already guessed. This one also reacts to cursor movements, providing non-stop psychedelic visuals. What I like to do with it is to stare into it’s middle until the hypnotizing swirling movement fills my whole field of view. Then it looks like I’m floating inside…

super psychedelic Webcam Piano by Memo Akten

27 Feb

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