Supernova – Generative Music Video For Vangelis’ Cosmos Theme

This video, via glenniszen, is a generative animation created with his new app Supernova, which is coming soon for iPad.

Supernova is an animated real time visualizer of exploding stars and nebulae. The animation is set to Vangelis’ Heaven & Hell Pt 1, which was featured in the soundtrack to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos.

See the Supernova feature list below.

Supernova Features:

  • Watch stellar visuals in deep space as they slowly expand and contract.
  • Based on a pioneering generative animation system by award winning digital artist & programmer Glenn Marshall.
  • Complex algorithms continuously generate an infinite variety forms, patterns and motion.
  • Perfect as visuals for any kind of music.
  • iPad HD graphics quality.
  • Inspired by Hubble telescope style photography and Turner paintings.
  • Ideal as a cosmic, meditative ‘Aquarium’ for the home.
  • Amazing as wallpaper art.
  • Use pinch and touch gestures to freely move, zoom and rotate.
  • Shake iPad to regenerate random colours.
  • Visit the website to see galleries and demo video.

“The cosmos is full beyond measure of elegant truths, of exquisite interrelationships, of the awesome machinery of nature.” Carl Sagan.

3 thoughts on “Supernova – Generative Music Video For Vangelis’ Cosmos Theme

  1. That's incredibly beautiful. I wish these generative animation apps would also come out for the iPhone.

  2. Actually – Glenn Marshall, who created this, also created the iPhone app Zio:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zio/id338522836?mt

    I find these apps amazing but also a little frustrating – because there's always something else that I wish Marshall would make the apps do.

    Ultimately, though, they're a bit like interactive ambient paintings. They are infinitely generative, but they always have a certain look determined by the artist.

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