Composite Lets You Remix Your Surroundings In Real Time

There are plenty of apps out that can take your environment and let you add your own style on top. But, using the iPad's built-in cameras, the Composite app lets you reinterpret that environment any way you like on the fly.

Developed by James Alliban, Composite is a really cool departure from your typical paint app. Inspired by the work of Robert Rauschenberg, whose "combine paintings" incorporated a variety of mediums and materials into collages, Alliban took the toolkit you'd expect from, say, Brushes and combined it with a video feed. From there, you can record your subject in real-time, toy with how it appears on your screen — all the way from the brush thickness to the video contrast — and make something really expressive. This is your new time waster. [Vimeo via Creative Applications]