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Hartverdrahtet Is A 4 Kilobyte Visual Feast

This stunning fractal-based video was generated by a single and elegant 4k application. Check out the video and then grab a copy of the app.

Over at the Creative Applications Network, they explain the background behind the video and the application that made it:

Worthy winner of the PC 4kB intro competition at Revision 2012 and latest example of the compact-coding tradition exercised within the demoscene, Hartverdrahtet by Akronyme Analogiker is a three minute long audio-visual trip into a procedural fractalverse, compressed into a minuscule piece of software. No bigger than 4069 bytes – less than an empty Word document, as demoscene activists like to point out – the executable file contains all the mathematics needed to generate the unfolding visual complexity and audible ambience upon a double-click. A solo effort by a talented coder who calls himself Demoscene Passivist, Hartverdrahtet reveals a mesmerizing cosmos observed through what could be an electron microscope – ethereal, greenish and a little eerie.

Hit up the link below to read more about the application and to grab a copy for yourself–it’s 4k, Windows only, fast GPU/CPU advised.

Hartverdrahtet – Infinite complexity in 4096 bytes [via Boing Boing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 05/10/12

Comments (3)

  1. ryan_O

    someone knows how to use it?

    when I start the .exe only appears a white screen with some strange greyed pixels

  2. Mario

    If they can incorporate this into a screensaver, im definately getting it, would be awesome!

  3. Roi

    You mean 4096 bytes not 4069 bytes ;)

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