daniel shiffman


Swarm is an interactive video installation that implements the pattern of flocking birds (using Craig Reynold’s Boids model) as a constantly moving brush stroke. Taking inspiration from Jackson Pollack’s “drip and splash” technique of pouring a continuous stream of paint onto a canvas, Swarm smears colors captured from live video input, producing an organic painterly effect in real-time.

Swarm (2002) from shiffman on Vimeo. Old Video from Siggraph 2004 from shiffman on Vimeo.


Siggraph: Additional photos and video from the 2004 Emerging Technologies Exhibition



Photos from Savannah College of Art & Design show


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