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NAME
       intermomentary  -  Visualize  the momentary and aggregate intersections
       between slowly moving circles.

SYNOPSIS
       intermomentary  [-display  host:display.screen]   [-foreground   color]
       [-background  color]  [-num-discs  disc  count]  [-draw-delay  delayms]
       [-max-riders maxr] [-max-radius maxradius]

DESCRIPTION
       The Intersection Momentary is a fun visualization  defining  the  rela-
       tionships  between  objects  with  Casey Reas, William Ngan, and Robert
       Hodgin. Commissioned for display at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

       A surface filled with 100 medium to small sized  circles.  Each  circle
       has  a  different  size and direction, but moves at the same slow rate.
       Display:

           A. The instantaneous intersections of the circles.
           B. The aggregate intersections of the circles.

       Ported  to  XScreensaver  from  the  art  project  "InterMomentary"  at
       http://www.complexification.net by J.Tarbell

OPTIONS
       intermomentary accepts the following options:

       -num-discs disc count (Default: 85)
               Number  of  slowly  moving  and growing discs to use.  The more
               discs, the more CPU power.

       -draw-delay delayms (Default: 30000)
               Delay in ms between drawing cycles.  More  delay,  slower  (but
               smoother and less CPU intensive.)  art.

       -max-riders maxrider (Default: 40)
               Maximum  number of 'riders', single dots moving around the edge
               of the discs.

       -max-radius maxradius (Default: 100)
               Maximum possible radius of a disc.


       ENVIRONMENT

       DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

       XENVIRONMENT
               to get the name of a resource file that  overrides  the  global
               resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.

BUGS
       Setting the background to anything besides black confuses the intensity
               algorithm and will look terrible.

SEE ALSO
       X(1), xscreensaver(1)

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright   (C)   2003  by  J.  Tarbell  (complexATcomplexification.net,
       http://www.complexification.net).

       Ported  to  XScreensaver  2004  by  Mike  Kershaw  (dragorn@kismetwire-
       less.net)

AUTHOR
       J. Tarbell <complexATcomplexification.net>, Jun-03

       Mike Kershaw <dragornATkismetwireless.net>, Oct-04



X Version 11                  4.21 (01-Mar-2005)              XScreenSaver(6x)