Uniqueness is in the mind of the beholder

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The mind is an enigma. We may think in one way, but someone else around us can perceive it entirely different. Our thoughts may be square, our thoughts may be dark, or cold, or sad, but to someone else they may appear calming, soothing, safe, and spherical.

Projections of the geometric … (read more)

The mind is an enigma. We may think in one way, but someone else around us can perceive it entirely different. Our thoughts may be square, our thoughts may be dark, or cold, or sad, but to someone else they may appear calming, soothing, safe, and spherical.

Projections of the geometric form in the center are mapped to spheres orbiting the central figure. Although technically they are all observing the same geometric form, their perspective is warped due to their vantage point and position. Ultimately, uniqueness is in fact in the mind of the beholder.

The video is perfectly looped and despite containing elements of noise to appear random it starts and ends in the same state. The elements of perceived freedom and randomness are in fact an illusion, despite what you may be led to feel.

As a generative artist I write code that outputs unique versions of my work although the code remains the same. Uniqueness is at core of generative art, and uniqueness is at the core of cryptography.

This piece is part of a series, see also "Uniqueness is in the heart of the beholder", and "Uniqueness is in the eye of the beholder", and "Uniqueness is in the soul of the beholder".

2048px by 2048px, 480 frames, ~20 seconds, loop


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