intermomentary - Visualize the momentary and aggregate intersections
between slowly moving circles.
intermomentary [-display host:display.screen] [-foreground color]
[-background color] [-num-discs disc count] [-draw-delay delayms]
[-max-riders maxr] [-max-radius maxradius]
The Intersection Momentary is a fun visualization defining the rela-
tionships between objects with Casey Reas, William Ngan, and Robert
Hodgin. Commissioned for display at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
A surface filled with 100 medium to small sized circles. Each circle
has a different size and direction, but moves at the same slow rate.
A. The instantaneous intersections of the circles.
B. The aggregate intersections of the circles.
Ported to XScreensaver from the art project "InterMomentary" at
http://www.complexification.net by J.Tarbell
intermomentary accepts the following options:
-num-discs disc count (Default: 85)
Number of slowly moving and growing discs to use. The more
discs, the more CPU power.
-draw-delay delayms (Default: 30000)
Delay in ms between drawing cycles. More delay, slower (but
smoother and less CPU intensive.) art.
-max-riders maxrider (Default: 40)
Maximum number of ’riders’, single dots moving around the edge
of the discs.
-max-radius maxradius (Default: 100)
Maximum possible radius of a disc.
DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.
to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global
resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.
Setting the background to anything besides black confuses the intensity
algorithm and will look terrible.
Copyright © 2003 by J. Tarbell (firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ported to XScreensaver 2004 by Mike Kershaw (dragorn@kismetwire-
J. Tarbell <email@example.com>, Jun-03
Mike Kershaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Oct-04
X Version 11 08-Oct-04 Intermomentary(1)
Man(1) output converted with