David M. Brown's Blog

February 17, 2010

Another way to waste your time: Anatoly Zenkov’s computer mouse movement mapping

Filed under: Technology — davidmbrowndotcom @ 6:17 am

Via Nick Bilton’s report in the New York Times. Just in case you need more ways:

If you’ve ever wondered about the flow of your mouse around your computer screen, a free downloadable application, called “mouse pointer track,” can help you follow these esoteric movements and turn them into a fascinating blur between art and information.

The simple application was developed by Anatoly Zenkov, a Russian graphic designer and programmer, and has been downloaded tens of thousands of times since he first released it in late January this year.

The resulting image looks like a modern-artish squiggle, which I guess you could frame and put in a museum. Which would still be a waste of time.

It’s not a “blur between art and information.” As art it’s not art, and as information it’s useless. So we don’t have to do any exploration of blur here.


1 Comment »

  1. Nice program!!!

    Comment by Jeff Bridge — February 17, 2010 @ 10:37 am | Reply

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