An innovative interactive documentary on coding and creativity has been released featuring many key figures in the field. Featuring 3D content which you can guide, the content can also be viewed with an Oculus Rift headset:
A generation of artists and hackers have emerged on the internet using open source technologies for experiments in art and design.
CLOUDS is an interactive documentary and a portrait of this community of digital pioneers, explored through the lens of code. The project asks questions about the future of creativity at a time when algorithms play an important role in shaping culture.
People featured in the film include 40 artists, designers and hackers who participate in the co-creation of free tools for creative expression: Processing and openFrameworks. Reflecting the story of these online communities, the software behind CLOUDS was built in C++ using openFrameworks, and includes real-time interactive visualizations by the artists featured in the documentary.
In its revolutionary hybrid format, somewhere between a documentary, a videogame, and data visualization, CLOUDS allows viewers to navigate a web of ideas. It uses a data-driven Story Engine to present an endless ever-changing conversation, where artists co-exist with their code, presented through real-time interactive visual systems and lush 3D environments.
Highly recommended - you can rent a stream for $5 or purchase a copy for $10 (for Mac and PC) for the interactive version.
You can find out more about the project here