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aka Flight 404

Featured on ND (circa 06) was Weird Fishes on Radiohead track. Have a listen.

Still a great experiment!

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Processing (founded by Ben Fry and Casey Reas) is a fascinating software and one of the first to explore the possibilities was Robert Hodgin (one of the co-founder of the Barbarian Group) – aka Flight 404.

Want to view more? 281 uploads + 16 appearances in his Vimeo profile.

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His dynamic visuals have backed musicians performing on tour like Peter Gabriel and Aphex Twin, and he designed the popular Magnetosphere music visualizer in Apple’s iTunes.

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While at Bloom Studio – he worked on the worked on the Planetary iPad app which was the first code acquisition by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Closeup of the Flashbulb planet ‘Red Extensions of Me’ which features a bright red album cover. The planet and its moons derive their surface patterns and colors from the album art.

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He is the foremost implementer of Cinder, a C++ graphics framework he co-created along with Andrew Bell and Hai Nguyen. He is engaged in constant investigations of emergent complexity in generative design.

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If you are interested in investigating further – I recommend looking up: Form+Code to which Robert has contributed to.

Check the ‘links‘ section to discover others working the field.

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And there is a book available.

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