VOSC - Visual Particle Synthesizer (2013)

VOSC is a visual particle synthesizer that allows for the manipulation of large numbers of on screen particles through the use of oscillators. By manipulating the size, shape, and frequency of the oscillators, intricate moving patterns can be created.

Full Description

VOSC is a visual particle synthesizer that allows for the manipulation of large numbers of on screen particles through the use of oscillators. By manipulating the size, shape, and frequency of the oscillators, intricate moving patterns can be created.

VOSC is the evolution and systemization of some of the Flash experiments in the GLYF CONSTRUCT project, added to the Rhizome ArtBase in 2007, and online at http://glyfconstruct.com

Built using the Stage3D feature of Flash Player 11, the application leverages GPU shaders to allow the manipulation of millions of particles on most hardware. It can be used online in the browser at http://vosc.glyfdesign.com . For mobile devices without the Flash Player plugin, application downloads are available for Android and iOS devices. Instructions for use can also be found here.

Work metadata

  • Year Created: 2013
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Monday Jan 28th, 2013
  • Original Url: http://vosc.glyfdesign.com/
  • Work Credits:
    • duncan.holby, primary creator
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Artist Statement

The purpose of VOSC is to enable the exploration of a specific realm of moving visual patterns defined by the periodic displacement of points in a two-dimensional space. This is territory first explored by the computer graphics pioneer and visual artist John Whitney in the mid 20th century, and accordingly a primary visual mechanism at work in VOSC is the phenomenon of "visual harmony" as Whitney termed it. The oscillators of VOSC operate in accordance with Whitney's principle of differential motion, giving rise to visual harmonic resonances as their changing frequencies move across whole ratios. With modern computational power, we can explore this realm in higher resolution, allowing for greater complexity and immersion in the patterns discovered.

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