By David Pescovitz at 1:58 pm Sat, Nov 7, 2009
I watched this for 3 hours before I realized that it was a infinite self-referential microcosm.
Zoomquilt & zoomquilt2 are awesome, but I think the Tin Man “Infinite Oz” zoom beats them both:
The addition of music/sounds and moving animations really make the difference.
Can anybody (easily) tell me how they did this? I have quite a bit of experience with Flash, but have not been able to figure out how to make a movie perpetually zoom into itself. Any tips would be great!
Hmm… longer than the first one, but not as good. The transitions aren’t as intriguing. And I miss the ribbon.
I thought it was awesome, but the screensaver is a waste of time – super jerky and seems to eat up processing power.
Of course, after staring deeply into the Zoomquilt for a while, once you look away your field of vision seems to be zooming in the other direction. Classic perceptual trick; the brain gets used to tracking constant motion in one direction and subtracting it out, and continues subtracting for a little while even when the motion stops.
that Nickelodeon one is pretty awesome
oh man, there’s a perspective change from landscape to over head! wish they’d explored it for a while instead of guiding it back.
I get the same effect after playing a few rounds of guitar hero. :D
I’m stoned, thanks for this.
My mind… is melting….
Wow. I thought the first one was good – thanks for posting this treat. I think my brain fell out.
Seems like a quality-over-quantity version of Gridcosm (http://www.sito.org/cgi-bin/gridcosm/gridcosm?level=top), which has been around since 1997- practically an eternity in internet time.
This takes the Gridcosm images and animates them!
I watched for several minutes, then when I returned to BoingBoing, all the text and images were slowly receding!
i don’t know why they have made this so bleeding small… but anyway – – the master of zoom:
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