If you’ve ever stared slack-jawed at the swirling images of a music visualizer – check out Iridescent Configuration – a program where you take control of the lightshow.
Granted there’s no music involved (aside from whatever you play in the background) but you can play around in nine different visualizations – from an exploding orb of cubes to a particular cathartic visualization where you soar through demolishing blocks. In each one you manipulate the rhythm – rotation – angle – or flow – with your keyboard and mouse.
Iridescent Configuration was created by Oliver Garcia-Borg – who describes it as ‘a sequence of vaguely intriguing experiments in motion – interaction – shapes – and nonsense’ that is ‘designed to give an unusual sense of agency’.
It’s free to download for PC – Max – and Linux – though you can donate what you will.