FlowState is a real-time collaborative art experience. Participants paint with mesmerizing fluid colors on a shared canvas. Conceived as a social-distancing artwork, FlowState helps participants create together at any distance. FlowState also drives an LED wall for public installation, allowing users to create the art from their mobile devices. While each device sees the same brush strokes, subtle variations in the fluid simulation make every participant's experience different.
Grant Patterson creates digitally-generated interactive art that examines our relationship with technology. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and has over a decade of hardware/software industry experience in circuit design, embedded systems programming, Linux sysadmin, web user interfaces, and mobile apps with internet-of-things connectivity. Grant left the corporate world in 2018 to make art full-time.