Interactive Starry Night

Over the past few years I’ve probably encountered dozens of terrible, kitschy animated interpretations of Edvard Munch’s The Scream or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, but this interactive version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night seems to be something wholly different and wonderful. Greek digital artist Petros Vrellis used openFrameworks to convert the post-impressionist painting into an interactive artwork, where touch-sensitive gestures change the direction of the wind, sprout new buildings, and create ambient background tones. I bet if Van Gogh rolled over in his grave to look at this, it might make him smile a bit. (via creative applications)

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