These videos may have some bearing on Jamie Bérubé's biomorphs, so I'm bumping this post to the top of the queue. Think of his biomorphic sheets as a form of proto-animation. Does those graphic objects 'tickle' the same neurons as these moving-dot images?Watch these two videos, which are about the work of Gunnar Johansson. They're interesting and important. Just why they're important is more than I've got time for now, but it has to do with how we perceive motion. And perception of motion is VERY important. The world is full of moving things, many of the important to us. Like our fellows, and sources of food, or predators.
Some of these demonstrations use a primitive form of the motion capture technology Hollywood uses in driving computer-generated figures by the motions of human actors.