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Play with interactive squid skin online

By Shane Graber - Posted Jun 21, 2013 11:00 AM
Inspired by video of squid chromophores pulsating to hip hop group Cypress Hill last year, programmer Kemper Smith decided to see if he could make it interactive, both with the Microsoft Kinect and online.
Play with interactive squid skin online

Squid chromophores, real and programmed.

Using the programming language Processing, he succeeded.  According to Kemper, the initial version was made to work with the Microsoft Kinect and is shown in the video below:

In addition, he created a webpage where people online can also play with the effect as well. Go to to check it out. Move your mouse cursor over the "chromophores" and click around to see the chromophores expand and pulsate.

For those that missed it, here is the video where squid chromophores pulse to Cypress Hill's Insane in the Membrane:

(via Hackaday)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.


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