Abstract Art By Anatoly Zenkov's Mouse Tracking Tool

Abstract Art By Anatoly Zenkov's Mouse Tracking Tool

Range Govindan
Mar 4, 2010

We were kind of amazed when we saw this. This image is generated using software which tracks the movements of you mouse why you work and surf during your day. Now that's really cool!

Anatoly Zenkov has created this cool little tool, which works for either Mac or PC computers, to track the activity of your mouse pointer. It's a really simple concept that gives astonishing results. You first install it and start it. Then you let it run and minimize the window. The program does it's job in a beautiful manner.

The end result looks like abstract art, and would really look great as a desktop background or printed out as a poster. The circles show where the pointer didn't move, while the tracks show the movement of the mouse. The images shown here are mouse activity for just a few hours.

You can get the software by going to the site that Anatoly put up. You can also check out more of Anatoly's mouse track art by visiting his Flickr set. It makes us think that people could be identified by these patterns, kind of like a fingerprint.

[Flowingdata via Michael Surtees, images by Anatoly Zenkov]

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