Leopard’s Mosaic Screensaver

Lately I’ve been entranced by Leopard’s built-in “Mosaic” screensaver. In case you’ve never seen it, I figured I should share it. (And in 490 x 306 glory, no less. Wow!) And if no one cares, at least we’ve got it archived here (edit: the movie file has sadly disappeared in the sands of time) as an example of a screensaver that was cool back in 2008.

What screensaver do you use?

Update 11/17/08: the thing that fascinates me most about this is that the original picture being constructed at the moment doesn’t need to be used to construct the final mosaic image. It’s as though all the pictures I will take in the future of friends and family I haven’t even met yet could be reproduced reasonably with the photos I already have. That kinda blows my mind until I realize it’s really just painting. All we see is color. Our memories are only arranged color and sound.

One thought on “Leopard’s Mosaic Screensaver

  1. I use the “Computer Name” screen saver to minimize heat generation/power consumption. I rarely see it though, as I have CGSession -suspend (via quick-access script) tightly integrated into my stand-up-from-chair routine, so it just sits at login for a couple minutes before sleeping.

    That said, assuming I get somewhat motivated my office wall will soon hopefully look similar to Leopard’s Arabesque screensaver.

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