Friday, December 17, 2004

Video Feedback

Last night I pointed my webcam to the TV and I was surprised by the complexity of the images generated. Later I found out this is called video feedback, and with the help of a mirror you can create colorful dancing fractals. This phenomenon, which essentially is a non-linear 2D map iterated at very high speed (30-60 Hz), has been extensively studied by mathematicians and physicists.

Here are some links:
The Ultimate Video Feedback Page
Dr. Tom's Video Feedback Gallery
Fractal Feedback
Fractal Video Feedback
Video Feedback Images


Blogger Andres said...

I'd like to point out... this is a perfect illustration of how life happens.

12/17/2004 4:41 PM  

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