I have no questions of my own but thank you for having given us these details and answers.
The second one doesn't contain a static object that travels with the camera in the frame at all times, and the zooming in effect is still visually compelling, so it doesn't seem necessary. But I really liked the constant ribbon in the first.
Also, who did the art for them? Was it a team effort or just a single person?
[EDIT] It looks like Arcadia also has a sort of ribbon effect, though it is more subtle than the single, same color ribbon in the original.
The magazine where I read about it and got the swf from was I think either Digital Creative Arts magazine, or Digital Arts magazine, or Computer Arts magazine. All of those were different magazines I used to buy from time to time. Could also have been ImagineFX magazine or in one of the web design magazines.
In Arkadia spacebar pauses the zoom. After a few minutes of watching the illustrations zoom in the scene appears to be zooming out but of course it is not, just neat illusion.
EDIT: I notice that at one point you were offering prints from Arkadia on Etsy but, unfortunately, they all seem to have gone. Do you have any plans to offer more?
For sure amazing artwork, but the overall experience staring at it - magical.
Thank you for your creativity and how you put it on!
This creative work gives me life, thanks for sharing.
I'm curious to see what the code looks like
If you really are that worried why not create a virtual machine for browsing untrusted things.
What's so entitled about asking?
I'm not demanding anything nor insisting that I have a right to it.
It's a simple request. Nothing entitled about it.
On the other hand, I find your baseless, unfounded accusation rather insulting.
"If you really are that worried why not create a virtual machine for browsing untrusted things."
Because my old, slow laptop is too weak to run a VM.
Not everyone is so fortunate to have a powerful enough computer to run a VM whenever they need to browse an untrusted website.
That's not to mention that there are ways to break out of a VM, so it's not the best solution as far as security goes anyway.
In any case, if you think running a VM is a valid response, I don't see why you'd be so aghast at asking for a much simpler, much less resource-intensive way of viewing the content: by using a simple downloadable video.
a) spend a non-trivial amount of time creating a work around for you.
b) release artistic control of their content in a way in which it will be shown to people alongside adverts and whatever else these platforms decide.
c) a video would likely be larger than the original generated version, or suffer from video compression artifacts.
Nothing about that comment suggested pmoriarty felt 'entitled' to it - they were simply asking if it was an option / available.
I mean, it may technically true in every way, just not a nice way to ask for something. He can simply just ask(hell, I'd love that too) without giving his personal technical reason and it will feel a lot nicer.
Sometimes you don't have to say every single details...
P.S. I don't think OP has evil intention though. In the end it's matter of different perspective.
 - I think the danger is similarly blown out of proportion to the harm
This includes even places like HN, where I've had people claim that JS was completely secure and refused to believe there were any JS vulnerabilities until they were shown proof.
So, yeah, my option is to stay silent and conform, and let everyone have a pleasant time at their steak dinner without mentioning that I'm vegetarian for ethical reasons and either eating their steak or going hungry.
Incidentally, both vegetarianism and environmentalism have become much more popular over the last few decades, while they used to be very fringe positions, far out of the mainstream. They didn't become popular by people staying silent about them.
This is the best opportunity for awareness to be raised.
Time to learn self-reliance and resourcefulness.
Keep in mind that the comments order changes in time and your comment may not stay above the comment you (tried to) point.
Except it would work perfectly, as I'd just download the video using youtube-dl and then play it in mpv, which can easily loop the video.
This has be somewhat depicted in movie "The Big Blue" https://youtu.be/82onGmBx9ZM?t=74
This is crazy. Feels like it was revealed that my brain is no different than the AIs creating trippy art that Google made a while back. They just had a longer stare
Apologies for making what may sound like the average "edgy teen" comment, but is exactly what I felt in this case.
If you're interested in a more rigorous/academical take on this stuff I recommend checking out Marshall Mcluhan (There are some clips on the YouTube) He wrote about TV in the 60s but his ideas are startlingly relevant and provoking.
And SNL, but that's another story.
Extra awesome if it was infinite or procedurally generated using style transfer GANs or something to showcase different types of art.
Even extra awesomer with the ability to zoom in more than one point
I am a visual junkie and have long known about things like Zoomquilt, Zoomquilt like going through Oz, music visualizers etc
I know because I’ve tried both.
Someone should change the title to (2004).
I wonder if the Internet Archive has the Flash version somewhere...
You can also press the down key to zoom back out forever.
Is that normal?
Anyways, great job!
I was certain it was going to involve Zoom though. I was wrong.