When we got an assignment incorporating shapes, time and space, I instantly thought of spiderwebs: not only are they a great way to tie together the rotation, transformation and trigonometry we learned in class, they are a great way to reflect on the passage of time across space. When a spider makes a web, it is created over a period of time. If you watch it, it feels like nothing is happening, but if you return after a few hours, you’ll see a web — which is very similar to the passage of time in general. If you watch the clock, time drags on. If you stay busy, time seem to fly.
Here’s a link to the sketch in Open Processing: Spiderwebs
Next time, I’d like to make the sketch a little more interactive. For example, add a counter that triggers the web to grow as you hold the mouse down.