Fractal Art – Stuck in Customs

A Quick Reminder…

… that if you’re at Burning Man, head over to Prism tonight at 1am to see some of my Machine Elf fractals running behind the DJ on a massive, super cool triangular screen!


Prism at Burning Man on Friday Night

If you’re at Burning Man, be sure to head over to the Prism art car at 1am on Friday night (so really Saturday morning to catch the awesome DJ/musician/artist Alex Cruz, backed by my Machine Elf creations on a massive custom screen… a 40’W x 20’H triangular video wall!


Machine Elf Long Mix #9 – The Ultimate 12hr Alex Cruz mix for Burning Man 2023

This took a short eternity to create, and thanks to everyone that helped make it happen! It was a total joy and I hope you get as much out of it as I did in creating it. Fractals; they are complicated. But hey, so is life.

If you are at Burning Man this year, be sure to see Alex Cruz’s set live at the PRISM art car. I believe it is Friday night. I thought about moving my annual Burning Man photo walk to this time and location, since time and location are arbitrary anyway. Quantum entanglement joke there…

Find out more about Alex here.


Long Mix #4

Here’s another of those fun Machine Elf long mixes for your viewing pleasure…


Machine Elf Long Mix – 3

Back to images from Scotland tomorrow… today, no.3 in the series of Machine Elf long mixes. Have fun!


The Long Mix – 2

Welcome to the next of the evolved Machine Elf Long Mixes, a groundbreaking audiovisual experience that transcends the usual YouTube party mix… Delve into a mesmerizing fusion of styles, including psychedelic journeys, good ol’ fashioned parties, acid tunes, and mushroom beats, all intricately woven with some of the most mesmerizing visual meditations you’ve ever seen. Immerse yourself in chillstep, spiritual awakenings, and consciousness expansions as these mixes guide you through the hypnotic realms of DMT soundscapes, shamanic rhythms, and cosmic frequencies.

Enjoy the show alone, with a few loved ones, or a bigger group to spread the love.

Each Machine Elf Long Mix is a captivating adventure, where cutting-edge music production meets awe-inspiring visuals that flow seamlessly together. The breathtaking artistry and innovative animations elevate the music, creating an immersive experience that transports you to a new dimension of sensory exploration. Unleash your imagination and embark on a journey of self-discovery with the evolved Machine Elf Long Mixes – the ultimate fusion of music, art, and consciousness.

Music: Monolink


NYC Bound!

Daily Photo – NYC Bound!

Heading to NYC soon for a Machine Elf event in Brooklyn is going to be a one-of-a-kind experience that combines art, technology, and imagination. This event promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. But that’s not all! I’m also hard at work preparing for an unforgettable Machine Elf event at Burning Man. It’s the perfect place to showcase the full range of Machine Elf creations with our signature blend of psychedelic visuals and mind-altering concepts, we are ready to take participants on a JOURNEY they won’t soon forget.

And let’s not forget the annual photo walk! Every year, I gather with fellow photography enthusiasts in the awe-inspiring desert to capture the essence of Burning Man through our lenses. The barren landscapes and striking art of the playa provide the perfect backdrop for capturing stunning shots that encapsulate the spirit of this unique gathering. It’s always a joy to see familiar faces and meet new friends as we explore the surreal beauty of our surroundings together.

So, gear up, get ready, and join me on these exciting adventures ahead. Follow @machine_elf_worlds on IG for updates and stay tuned for more details. See you in the concrete jungle of Brooklyn and the dusty embrace of Burning Man!

NYC Bound!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-16 19:55:04
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1


Machine Elf 157 – The Silence

During Burning Man 2022, I was fortunate enough to witness Monolink performing live on the Mayan Warrior. One particular moment from that night has etched itself in my memory, encapsulating the magic of Monolink’s music and the ethereal experience of Burning Man itself.

Monolink, true to his essence, graced the stage with his humble charm and dreamy aura. If you’re familiar with his performances, you’ll understand what I mean. Now, there’s this one instance in the middle of his set, around this timestamp (a big thank you to the Mayan Warrior team for their exceptional work!), where he’s about to unleash the beat of his track, The Silence.

What came next was a sound like no other – a primal, gut-wrenching, adrenaline-fueled audio wave that resonated through my very being and shook my skeleton. And Monolink knew it was coming… In the video, you can see him standing there, beaming with anticipation, dancing and waiting… As if saying, “Get ready for the sonic wave that I’m about to send across the desert, straight from my heart to yours.” And when he finally drops it… The euphoria is indescribable. This might seem extravagant to some, but to those who’ve shared similar experiences, it will resonate deeply.

In honor of Monolink and the profound impact his music has had on me, I’ve created this generative Machine Elf fractal. If you appreciate this, you might also enjoy my 3+ hour visual homage to his music in Machine Elf Long Mix #2. It’s a tribute to the joy and meaning Monolink has brought into my life.

Links to the team that helped me with this!

Post Production Editor:
Cesar Botero –

Also linking to Stephan Jolk who contributed to the music on this as well! Hes at:

Machine Elf:


Machine Elf #135 – The Gentle Repair of the Heart

Here is another new favorite. I feel like each one I release is my new favorite, but I guess that is a good problem to have.

This piece, in particular, promises to whisk you away on a voyage of intriguing novelty, charting a course through unanticipated beauty. One of the many reasons it has enchanted me is its uncanny ability to present each snapshot, each frozen moment in time, as a standalone tableau, a singular spectacle, and I think each frame can stand alone as its own piece of art.

The symbolism? I find a certain charm in allowing each observer to overlay their personal interpretation, to see reflected in it the echoes of their own unique life story. However, if I were to venture my own interpretation, I am drawn to the notion of an inherent, pulsating energy. An energy that flows with serene inevitability, once unshackled, once allowed to be…

It is an energy that possesses the potential to heal, to mend the fractures and fissures that life inflicts upon us. I believe the heart, that fragile stronghold of our deepest emotions, poses the most formidable challenge to mend. Yet, the cure, the balm to soothe its wounds, resides in the very energy that beats within us.

This music is by Erol Arda and the song is “Take it Back” – I first discovered it in this longer mix on Soundcloud called The Bright Side #09, Wild Dark – enjoy!


Machine Elf #140 Open Eye Signal 

How much do I love Jon Hopkins? Let me count the ways. First, let me tell you a story… Gather round gather round…

I’m a visual artist. I have no skill in making music. I’ve tried a little but… the universe just kinda told me that it’s not what I’m here to do. That’s fine… I can’t do it all, nor do I have any need to be poly-artistic across sensorium realms. The visual stuff keeps me more than busy enough. But, like YOU, I’ve always loved music and I know what I like. From very popular stuff to very “niche” stuff… I just kinda know what I like when I hear it. There is nothing unique about my experience, and I bet you feel the exact same way… but that is a little amuse-bouche for the story.

Now, I happen to run in some very interesting circles and meet people from all walks of life. I met this cat, Chris Craker. He’s from the music industry… kind of a big deal with like a billion records sold from Sony, Universal, Warner, blah blah blah then he got sick of that whole thang and started up his own zen serene music studio situation in Thailand. He was the producer with Hans Zimmer on Interstellar and has done all kinds of crazy stuff… I won’t get into it all – but let’s just say I ran into a guy that knows more about music than JK Rowling knows about bathrooms. Not the best analogy, but you get the idea. 🙂

Anyway, to make a short story longer, I talked to him for a few hours. We got to know one another, and he saw my… errr… quirky ways? And then I said, okay, well dude, you’re the music man… I don’t know if you are good at psycho-analyzing people, but I have a feeling you ARE. Let’s test it. Give me the name of a musician that you think I would like. Without hesitation, he recommended an artist named Jon Hopkins, someone I was yet to discover, so I loaded it onto my iPod… did I have an iPod at the time? I can’t remember… too many drugs… or not enough drugs… anyway… HE WAS RIGHT.

I think this is one of the first songs I fell in love with… I can go on and on and tell you all sorts of reasons this music resonates with me. There are layers that are so intricate, and the storytelling is absolute genius. It’s completely fine if others don’t connect with this music the way I do—it only enhances its unique appeal to me. Similarly, I understand that not everyone grasps my art, and that’s perfectly okay too.