The screenshot taken from Wired is of Disco, one of the new cool applications that have been built using Core Animation for Mac. The smoke rises as your CD is being burned, and if you blow into the microphone, the smoke reacts. So very cool.
If the buzz is to be believed, it looks like these applications are poised to revolutionize computer interfaces. Isn't about time for that? When combined with the many innovative things happening with infographics and other intuitive interfaces, this is another small step toward making the digital a little more natural and a lot more human.