Decided to let it run overnight and save out prints every 100 frames and save out the actual camera view every frame so people can see better what is going on. The image above is a detail from the final print. It consists of 34 different layers (most of which is occluded by newer layers or is blurred into grey).
Below are some stills from the video which shows the engine responsible for making the prints. There are 2000 particles responding to the magnetic pull of 7 large black spherical magnets. Each particle has a ‘tail’ which is blown outwards from the spherical magnets.
View the Vimeo version below, or if your pipes are big enough, check out the Quicktime version which comes in at around 108 MB. The audio is ‘Kirlian Isles III’ off the album ‘Kirlian Selections’ by the Flashbulb.