Spirit Box

Spirit Box uses mathematically-structured procedural animation techniques combined with Victorian-era optical effects to comment on the scientific passion for collecting and observing. 

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Both the luminous moth and its motion are entirely derived from simple mathematical instructions, but it is not difficult to ascribe purpose - even life, perhaps - to this tiny sliver of soul in a jar. There is a profound mystery here. If simple mathematical descriptions can evoke the appearance of 'intention' so easily, how can we determine what is at work in real biological systems?  

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The Spirit Box can really only properly be appreciated in a real-life setting, but here is a clip demonstrating it in motion (it has no sound).


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