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“mono no aware” is an exploration of change at the borders between existence and emptiness. Shapes and colors appear, twisting and fading gradually into new forms. The evolution of the system creates unpredictable and surprising emergent patterns, as deviations from neat symmetry quickly evolve into chaos. The animation is a cellular automaton running with no pre-defined end — but some patterns don’t have what it takes to survive indefinitely. That’s okay; not everything lasts forever (but the pieces will restart in this case).

[Click] to restart. The Level of Detail (LOD) on each animation can be adjusted using [Left Arrow] for less, or [Right Arrow] for more, to allow a customized visual experience and achieve the desired framerate for various devices. Note that while different LODs all follow the same animation rules, they may exhibit slightly different behaviors from each other due to size-dependent resonance — much as the same guitar string plays different notes at different lengths. Each token contains a family of several closely-related animations to choose from.

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Aaron Boyarsky (aka ixnayokay) is an artist and software engineer who enjoys creating math art exploring chaos and dynamic systems -- with an eye toward engaging, psychedelic visuals. Some of his favorite subjects are fractals, cellular automata, and modeling natural processes such as evolution, population dynamics, and growth. He also enjoys digital photography, with a focus on landscapes and capturing "found math" in the natural world. He studied Computer Science and Math at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA (whose course on Cyber Art was a significant influence). Other influences include John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, and Douglas Hofstadter. Twitter: @ixnayokay Website: https://ixnayokay.art

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Oct 15, 2021, 7:00 PM UTC

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