Generative visual artist Glenn Marshall has announced that he’s bringing his piece Metamorphosis to the Apple iPad.
Metamorphosis has proved more popular than anything else I’ve done. It’s been my ‘big hit’. I often contemplate this. Maybe because it’s not ‘too’ abstract, the eternal symbolism of the Butterfly, coupled with a generative animation concept that mirrors the cycle of life and death, and the potent atmosphere from the Boards of Canada soundtrack.
He also mentions that he’s adding video output support to all his iPad apps:
all my generative apps for iPad (Eyegasm, Supernova) are getting updated for VGA projection, with added speed & color settings. I’m also updating Zio at the minute for iOS 4 – which will also have VGA support!
This is a welcome move. Marshall’s generative visuals seem like a natural complement to synthesized sounds. Used with a projector, this could provide interesting background visuals or input for VJ remixing.