So I actually find this piece online media art really awesome and interesting. Usually I shrug off Flash-player-made online art as being designed by programmers, not having much meaning, etc. But not this time. Deus Digitalis, an audiovisual installation, by Hans Verhaegen and Jean Delouvroy is not only fun to watch, but also has a good deal of thought and meaning behind it.
The animation made from the old school version of Flash at first may appear to be one of those old screen-savers or graphics from a 1980s video game. But upon looking closer at these highly recognizable patterns and standard computer graphics colors, you see that the moving figures are actually symmetrically arranged people in groups of 25. The project seems to explore the symmetry of human motion and how motion in itself can create art.
Further, the artists got their inspiration from visiting a cathedral in Germany, and sought to recreate stained glass colors and patterns in the realm of new media. The fusion of old gothic art with that of new media presents the viewer with something novel. I surely have never seen moving and interactive stained glass before. In this case, I believe that the creation of internet art was effective and original.
Beyond the purely aesthetic or entertaining, these artists put much thought into the inspiration for their patterns and the symmetry behind them.