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Gesture visualization in Blek (2013) and Yellowtail (1998)

Recently I came across the iOS game Blek, since it won a 2014 Apple Design Award:
https://developer.apple.com/design/awards/2014/Blek/

I found Blek interesting due to its emphasis on gestural patterns and gesture visualization. The gesture visualization element reminded me of Yellowtail, a media art project by Golan Levin:
http://www.flong.com/projects/yellowtail/

Later I realized that Yellowtail had influenced Blek – artistic references seem to have been very important for its creators:
http://www.edge-online.com/features/the-heartening-story-of-blek-the-ios-game-that-cut-through-app-store-cynicism-with-pure-creativity/