I’ve e-mailed the guy who’s built this project, but no reply yet. I’ve noticed that like the entry I mention above, he also carries a reference to the writing of Marcos Novak. It seems it is Novak who we should both be thanking.

“derived from the particulars of the real world, from data and processes of the virtual world, or from numerous techniques of capturing the real and casting it into virtual, motion capture for instance. Since time is a feature of the model, if the model is fed time-based data, the form becomes animate, the architecture liquid.”

I should have mentioned that I found this via the always fascinating We Make Money Not Art.