CULTURE SHOCK presents BOOM!, a good old-fashioned celebration of technology, creativity, physicality, and art.

The BOOM! exhibition experience begins in the elevators taking visitors to the show, where a series of generative animation artworks by Glenn Marshall will be screened, including Supernova, Eyegasm and Zio.

When input/output jacks were incorporated into boomboxes, allowing for the coupling of devices such as microphones and turntables, an explosion of creativity occurred. New forms of dance emerged, new forms of music, as cultural experimentation was taken to the streets. This installation pays homage to that energy.

Supernova is an animated real time visualizer of exploding stars and nebulae.

– 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 App as Art”

Supernova projected live from iPads at Art Basel, Switzerland – a premier international Contemporary & Modern Art Festival, and a technical first for the iPad.

New features for Supernova coming soon include:-
– VGA projection mode – connect to external TV/Projector
– Automatic color change set to timer
– Auto Lock override

Eyegasm III for iPad

May 20, 2010

Eyegasm III in the AppStore.

Eyegasm ‘Fire Rose’ edition – Beautiful animated visuals for any kind of music, or in peaceful silence, the Eyegasm apps function much like a lava lamp, or an aquarium – to add a soothing, ‘living’ visual experience, to your room, heart and mind.

The Eyegasm iPad apps are a series of living, moving, digital artworks, by myself, computer artist and software designer, Glenn Marshall.

This is the ‘Fire Rose’ edition – a smouldering flower periodically heats up, igniting its particles and reaching a firey climax before simmering back into darkness and sleeping embers.

Each app is a single, stand alone piece, uniquely themed in emotion, colour, algorithms and movement.

The animation is generated in real time by complex algorithms, and random generation.

Use pinch and touch gestures to freely move, zoom and rotate.

I’m passionate about technology and art, and with Eyegasm my goal is to give people the experience of beautiful, endlessly generating organic visuals, that take full advantage of the iPad’s amazing screen resolution and graphical capabilities.

As a computer artist, I’m also trying to connect directly with, and make my work accessible to a wide audience, and not exclusively in the domain of art galleries and advertising etc.

As the Eyegasm series develops, I’m always experimenting with new code and algorithms. It’s based on software code, animations and other projects I’ve been developing the last few years.

I’m currently developing a suite of variations & different themes for Eyegasm, my iPad app.

This is the second one – the ‘Sapphire’ edition.  The iPad I feel may be a better medium, for obvious reasons, for my work.  I’ve also learned that people like simplicity and fun, and rather than build in the complex editing tools of Zio, I’ll design my own carefully crafted ‘presets’ and release them as individual $1 apps.

It solves a lot of headaches for me, as I can freely evolve the technology and concepts for each new ‘Eyegasm’ and not worry about creating a single monster complex app that tries to do everything.  I already have another few Eyegasms in the pipeline based on the old Zio presets, and more interestingly, brand new ideas and designs all together for future releases.

Eyegasm Demo Video

April 15, 2010

Demo video of my new app for the iPad.

This is a direct video output from the iPad’s HD screen which generates the animation in realtime at 1024×768.

It’s based on my previous animations and ‘Zio’ – my iPhone app. It’s created by complex algorithms and random generation, so you never get the exact same animation everytime you run it.

Music is Brian Eno.