Generative Animation


The Zymoglyphic art of the 21st century takes advantage of the latest in technology to carry on the eternal quest for the primordial ooze. This medium synthesizes ideas from geometry, probability theory, genomics, ecology, cybernetic feedback, and other organizing principles to create animated images and worlds, generated in real time, from primitive graphic elements.

The Cybernetic Aquarium

Circles and line segments combine as elementary particles to create life-like animated molecules.

Social Circles

In this miniature cosmos, circles live and die. The social life they have in between is remarkably complex given the simplicity of their motivations.

Colorful Amoebas

In these unicellular creatures, line segments form an invisible skeleton. As the skeletal limbs move, the circles morph into pseudopods. As they pass over and through each other, their colors add together.

The Floater and the Brancher

The floater and the brancher are a complementary pair of colonial organisms, one composed of circles, the other of lines.

A composite animalcule composed entirely of line segments, with which it mimics its circular brethren in an endless series of combinations. This species is closely related to the brancher.