This sketch is based on Kim Asendorf‘s pixel sorting algorithm. Photos are loaded from Instagram based on a set of hashtags, music is just an MP3 played through minim (Processing library) and the rest is generated in realtime by the program, in a similar way than this post. Scroll down for a bunch of content…
The second video is a bit softer musically, the sound track is a remix of Philip Glass by Nosaj Thing, the hashtags are related to nature, winter, flowers and all those nice stuff…
And here’s a shorter variation of it (music by Flying Lotus, Until the Colours Come):
I’ve made a lot of test with different GLSL shaders (scan-lines, “waves”, noise) and tried with some text on top of it but the one coming out the nicest were the simple one only with photos, music and this kind of dripping or wind effect, whatever you call it… With some blur added on top of it the pixel lines from Kim Asendorf code become more liquids, expand and mix with other color overlaying the photo and it looks kind of smooth this way. On the second video the dripping effect is also reacting to incoming Audio.
Below is a gallery of screenshots divided in 4 categories