2.02.2005

Electric Sheep: Collaborative Fractal Generation

Electric Sheep: Collaborative Fractal Generation
Electric Sheep is a distributed screen-saver that harnesses idle computers into a render farm with the purpose of animating and evolving artificial life-forms.The project is an attention vortex. It illustrates the process by which the longer and closer one studies something, the more detail and structure appears.

You can look at some fresh samples or you can read the Interpretation, watch the Sheepumentary, post a comment, design your own or design them and post them to their server or download a copy and play along at home.

You can even get a copy of the source code to play around with if you're so inclined.

And the subsequent MeFi thread, of course.

By the way, I downloaded the app for OS X last night and let it run through the night. Its neat and the still pics don't do it justice. Last night's fractal reminded me of a Stevie Nicks video where she's wearing flowing gauze robes or something. Beautiful and peaceful to watch.

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