Apparently the pixels are car antennae, rising just under the surface.
How does this not play Conway's game of Life?
This was my first thought too. My second thought was that a ferromagnetic pool GoL would make a cool screensaver.
You mean an amazing piece of wall art?
Until I hit Play, I assumed it was a CGI animation.
Dayum, this is better than that ferofluid watch.
It's very weird that they used any moving parts, rather than just using electromagnets.