Vinzenz Reinhardt is an interaction designer and media artist.
His work investigates the intersection of art, technology and design.

vvvvhirl
2016 interactive geometry

The abstract nature of mere lines and shapes, but also more complex geometries allow people to project their beliefs, their intent and worldviews into them. It makes people discover patterns, areas and angles, thus, it provides a layer of semantics to the world around us.

VVVVHIRL is a small passion project to dynamically create geometric shapes and patterns. Through the interface, users can draw a free-form B├ęzier spline which can be repeated, skewed and stretched to create virtually infinite shapes and patterns.

The program was developed in vvvv, which allows numerous ways of interacting with and using the data of the created geometry. As a small experiment, an audio-reactive version was created, which reacts to beat patterns and creates geometry itself.

Through VVVVHIRL I got a better understanding of vvvv, especially concerning data handling and developing using a visual programming language in general. VVVVHIRL was exhibited at The Growing at Ponyhof Darmstadt in August 2016.