News of changes, events and new releases.
Lumia, images and links to other sites where people are creating dynamic visual art.
Software and ideas for creating your own lumia, including instruments to connect sound and vision.
Comments from visitors like you.
Credits, footnotes, bios, and other loose ends.
Annotated bibliographies, books, a timeline, profiles of pioneers, and other historical and background material.
Full-text copies of books from the late 19th and early 20th century.
Annotated listings of books and articles related to the history, theory, and techniques of designing instruments and producing lumia.
Highlights in the history of art, science and invention that has produced a visual art like music.
Discussions of topics and background material of interest to lumianists.
Other web sites with related historical and theoretical information.
Order visual music for your computer.

Rather than focus on notes, it is possible to think in terms of the distances between notes.

As a rule, pure florescent colors are loud. Muted, that is, broken colors, with a high proportion of black and white, are soft. In other words we have a correspondence between...amplitude and...purity.

Karl Gerstner, The Forms of Color 1986, 173

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