Interactive Mandala


ITP Spring Show 2010

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In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. - Wikipedia

Like traditional Buddhist sand mandalas, each interactive mandala created is unique and impermanent. The design is created using random noise rotated around a center point to create ordered intricate patterns and changing colors. The user can interact with this mandala for meditative purposes, zooming to any level, applying rotation or a preset movements. The user can also choose to destroy and create a new mandala at any moment, but will never receive the same one again.

Controls: use scroll wheel on mouse to zoom, click and drag to rotate and spin. "Q" resets view and creates new mandala. "W" resets view. "A" dissolves mandala. "Z" stops the dissolve. "1" and "2" slow down and speed up the rotation.

Here's a video of the Interactive Mandala at the ITP Spring Show 2010: