Beautiful Chaos

Interactive Software Art, 2013.

Beautiful Chaos is an experimental art app designed for the Leap Motion Controller, a 3D motion control device that enables gestural interaction with a computer.

The user interacts with the software and the underlying mathematical formulas to produce an infinite variety of futuristic, abstract shapes. As the user’s hands move, the coefficients of a math equation change, and the chaotic cloud of particles ripples and shifts in unpredictable, beautiful and mysterious ways.


Available for custom installations via the artist. Beautiful Chaos was previously available from the Leap Motion App Store, before their App Store was retired in June 2017.


2015 – Sophia Digital Art #2, Valbonne, France
2014 – Kinetica Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
2014 – Arts & Algorithms on the Space Coast, Titusville, FL
2014 – Beautiful Chaos, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL
2014 – Taking Flight, Snap! Space, Orlando, FL
2014 – Bridges Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea
2014 – Beautiful Chaos, Artlando, Orlando, FL
2014 – Beautiful Chaos, Orlando Maker Faire, Orlando, FL
2014 – Beautiful Chaos, TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace, Toronto, CA
2014 – Beautiful Chaos, Orange County Library System Melrose Center Opening, Orlando, FL
2013 – Beautiful Chaos, The Creative City Project, Orlando, FL
2013 – One night solo exhibition, Timucua, Orlando, FL


2014 – Most Innovative Award Recipient. Bridges Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea.


Beautiful Chaos was created using Cinder, the Leap-SDK Cinder block, and Cinder-Particles, with support from Leap Motion during the developer pre-release and beta periods of the Leap Motion Controller. Some photos courtesy Tina Craig, Snap! Space, and Emily Jordan.

Beautiful Chaos App Website


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