Abstract Life

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This was an attempt to create a ‘meta-documentary’, by tracing original nature documentaries using OpenCV and representing the result as a documentary of its own, based on ideas presented in Philip Ball’s popsci book “Critical Mass”, covering historical research on finding mathematical laws for social behaviour.
I have rendered the images with Processing, and edited afterwards in Final Cut Pro. Although the original camera work & cuts provide most of the dynamics.

Abstract Life from Tiemen Rapati on Vimeo.

Please watch on Vimeo in HD & turn your sound on.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted July 28, 2010 at 2:19 am | Permalink

    love it!
    great work, very inspirational.

  2. Posted July 28, 2010 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    haha, no way.. the triangles sneaking up in the beginning were actually inspired by your triangulation experiments.

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