Geographer’s Kaleidoscope Proves That Any Image x 4 = Amazing.

Artists! The secret is out now, for everyone to actually see. A recent influx of works have certainly inferred that mirroring an image is satisfying to the mind’s eye, and that mirroring it and reversing it is arguably even more satisfying. Something about symmetry just fits in snugly into compartments of the brain, like a file cabinet of matching images. Well, Geographer is really, really exploiting this with his new track, “Kaleidoscope,” which comes with a phone app and website that takes the aforementioned satisfying image-creation clauses and executes them.

Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical when I first saw that the track was named “Kaleidoscope.” It seems a bit too overt. And am still skeptical, considering you get your image on the website if you hash-tag an image on Flickr or Twitter with #geographer (social media genius or a bit too overt?). Still, though, the point remains that this is just good wholesome fun. Here’s a miniature gallery below, which seriously proves that just about any photo dragged through this filter is immediately satisfying. It’s a love it or hate it thing, but I imagine that it will encourage artists who manually do a lot of this kind of work will soon find it too mainstream and look towards alternative patterns of art-making…

You can view the rest of this application at… where you can also listen to your record, if you don’t get overly distracted by the endlessly entertaining app.

Oh right, and about the music… I guess all there is to say is that there is an upcoming Modern Art tour, which begins March 1st, with Geographer, Miniature Tigers, The Chain Gang of 1974, Pretty & Nice and SPEAK…

3/1/12 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
3/2/12 Branx Portland, OR
3/3/12 The Independent San Francisco, CA
3/4/12 Troubadour Los Angeles(West Hollywood), CA
3/6/12 The Casbah San Diego, CA
3/7/12 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
3/8/12 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
3/16/12 The Prophet Bar Dallas, TX
3/17/12 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
3/19/12 The Social Orlando, FL
3/20/12 The Masquerade-Purgatory Atlanta, GA
3/21/12 Nightlight Chapel Hill, NC
3/22/12 DC9 Washington D.C.
3/23/12 Milkboy Philadelphia, PA
3/24/12 Brighton Music Hall Boston(Bridgton), MA
3/25/12 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
3/27/12 Club AE Pittsburg, PA
3/28/12 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
3/29/12 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
3/30/12 Schubas Tavern Chicago, IL
3/31/12 Off Broadway St. Louis, CO
4/2/12 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
4/3/12 Marquis Theatre Denver, CO
4/5/12 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV

Written by
Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

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