If you're looking to waste five or so minutes this weekend being hypnotized by an online video, we have an excellent recommendation: visual artist Jonathan Brainin's Pendulum Video. Brainin's Vimeo page has a number of work-in-progress videos of what he's calling a "kinetic video installation." Brainin describes the effect as "video feedback"; the effect is created through a video camera outputting to a monitor that the camera is pointed at, creating an infinite effect Then, a second smaller video monitor (that also appears to be displaying the camera's output) is mounted and set swinging in front of the first display, like a pendulum. The effect is quite entrancing -- especially as the pendulum starts slowing down throughout the video. Brainin's made a few of these videos so far, but this one is definitely the most successful at showing off his vision.
Jonathan Brainin's mesmerizing video pendulum art installation
If you're looking to waste five or so minutes this weekend being mesmerized by an online video, we have an excellent recommendation: visual artist Jonathan Brainin's Pendulum Video.
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