Designing a Passing Cloud


Motion conceptualised as a path through a spatiotemporal volume. A slice is made along the dotted line.


Passing cloud

Given that cuttlefish can accurately emulate the substrate by adaptively and rapidly altering patterning it is reasonable to suggest that they are physiologically able to produce the Backwards 1x flowing pattern that would disguise motion. No observations of kinetic patterns similar to this have been reported, but Sepia do produce a display, known as “Passing Cloud” with very interesting properties.


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