“Kaleidoscope feedback,” Peter from Xinaesthetic, 2009

Caption: “I’ve been playing around a bit with doing video feedback through a kaleidoscope shader.

In these images, the ‘seed’ that is fed into the feedback is simply the plain black or white background of the window. There is a single rectangle rendered with the output of the previous frame as a texture, which is fed through a GLSL shader which inverts colour and applies a kaleidoscope effect, resulting in rich chaotic imagery.”


order and chaos, grayscale, edge of chaos, feedback, generative art, algorithmic, fractal, square, dendritic

More animations from this Wikimedia gallery of animations from Conway’s Game of Life!

Pulsar (period 3)

Another 3-period oscillator

8-period oscillator

This one’s also really cool, but it’s not uploading for some reason