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#2032803 - 02/14/13 12:11 AM OT: electric sheep  
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http://www.electricsheep.org/


You have all got to download this and try it. It's really cool whether you are a math person, or just really like fractals and stuff.

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Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC, Mac, Android, or iPad. When these computers "sleep", the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep".

Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience. You can also design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool.

The result is a collective "android dream", blending man and machine to create an artificial lifeform.


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#2032814 - 02/14/13 12:35 AM Re: OT: electric sheep [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Are those drawings on the page you link to "sheep"? If so, they are rather "fractal sheep". smile



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#2032837 - 02/14/13 02:27 AM Re: OT: electric sheep [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Yes. There is an entire set of terminology surrounding this piece of software. laugh


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#2033134 - 02/14/13 04:24 PM Re: OT: electric sheep [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Lost in cyberspace.in the UK.
I love fractals Horitzian and the idea seems fascinating. My concern is the use of the word "sleep" are you saying when your pc is in "sleep mode" it is connecting to the internet and communicating with others?




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#2033217 - 02/14/13 06:20 PM Re: OT: electric sheep [Re: Horowitzian]  
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I believe it is a client/server model rather than p2p, so I don't see any security risks. YMMV...


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#2033222 - 02/14/13 06:27 PM Re: OT: electric sheep [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Nice, but a bit low rez.

#2033230 - 02/14/13 06:39 PM Re: OT: electric sheep [Re: Horowitzian]  
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Watch in windowed mode then. laugh


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#2033232 - 02/14/13 06:46 PM Re: OT: electric sheep [Re: Horowitzian]  
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That's what I'm doing, but it falls flat as a screensaver for the resolution and widescreen distortion.


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