Humans are inveterate pattern makers. We're hardwired to find meaning in anything or nothing. Gestalt psychology provides some tools for investigating this, and Gregory Bateson has written extensively on it, but I prefer exploring the sometimes troubling dither-zone at the edge between randomness and pattern through art and technology. Presque Vu is a series of think-pieces about the neural strategies the brain uses to deal with novel input.

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Superalien is part of the series Presque Vu, or almost-seen. A rectangular hole, visible in the top of the container, allows the viewer to look down into the box. Nothing happens for a while, and then something at the edge of vision moves very fast -- so fast that by the time you focus on it, it's gone.