I created this project at the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 worhshop. It arose from a simple goal: evoke an emotional reaction in under one minute. I decided to take advantage of our tendency to recognize faces in just about anything, and designed this project.
If you watch for long enough, you'll see all sorts of emotions and attitudes, from anxious, to happy, to bewildered, to mischievous, to blue.
The hardest part of this project was working out the limitations for the motion of the larger white oval that creates the mouth shapes. I didn't want it to wander too far away, nor did I want it to completely cover the black oval. After several hours remembering my high school trig, I had a solution.
Enjoy! Let me know if I accomplished my goal. :-)