Chronotopic Anamorphosis from Marginalia Project on Vimeo.
It's also a part of marginalia project some parallel and autonomous projects developed by the group members. In this video it's demonstrated a software developed by André Mintz as a programming exercise.
The objective was to transpose to Processing programming environment [www.processing.org] to real time exibition, the effect created by Zbigniew Rybczynski in his movie "The Fourth Dimension", of 1988. The video image is fragmented into horizontal lines and then lines from different frames [different times] are combined in a same moment in the display, creating a distorsion effect from the movemente of people and objects throughout time. It's what Brazilian researcher Arlindo Machado calls 'Chronotopic Anamorphosis'.
The program still has some memory issues, causing some bugs in the image, specially when the image display is combined with video recording. We're working on this issue, but, meanwhile, it's still fun.
We'll soon make available a link to the code. For now, it can be accessed directly from Processing's forum.