These animations came from playing with remapping the pixels of an image into motion. This blog post contains the whole series.
Video animation on vimeo:
Animations (click for larger versions):
This sketch was created along the way. Move the mouse slowly around the screen to interact.
These pictures came from pulling a small number of public license portraits from Flickr. I wrote a Processing sketch to allow me to scale and align photos on top of one another – averaging the colors. Each successive photo etches in common features and washes out differences.