Flying Lotus’s new album ‘Cosmogramma’ is due to drop soon so in celebration its imminent release he and a few friends have put out Cosmogramma Fieldlines, a free augmented reality application. It was developed by Aaron Meyers who describes it as entrancing motion and sound, which is a pretty accurate description. You can control it with both a webcam and a mouse. I opted for the webcam while waiting for a crowded flight which had me waving my hands at the screen and moving my head all over the place. I’m sure I looked a little nuts but that’s probably a pleasant side-effect built into the experience. The art is based on the work of Leigh J. McCloskey, a self described modern Renaissance Man, whose interest, knowledge and learning ranges from history, religion, mythology and esotericism to string theory, quantum physics and the multidimensional nature of consciousness. If this is any indication of where FlyLo took Cosmogramma it’s going to be a trip.
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