Electric Sheep Infinite Evolving Artwork
By Spotworks LLC
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Electric Sheep is a the collective dream of 450,000 computers and people communicating with a genetic algorithm and mathematics.
Experience hundreds and thousands of ever-changing displays of color, light, texture, and complex motion, a form of artificial life.
Collect your own flock of sheep -- each one an abstract animation downloaded from our servers at full 1024x768 resolution.
You can save and remix your favorite images, or send them to your friends. They are all CreativeCommons licensed.
Excellent for lean-back: meditation, relaxation, and visual dreaming at any time.
Or interact with gestures to play your own sheep, including making them loop and dance.
Works with external big-screen video device for performance or to fill a room with ambience.
Each frame of animation takes about thirty minutes to render on one computer out of the 100s of thousands of PCs in the network.
What's New in Version 1.5
fixed facebook sharing, improved explanatory text.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
This is one of my best visualizers on my iPad air. It also looks great in air play with my 42 inch HDTV. It would be even more awesome if the sheep could display in full retina resolution. But even in lower resolution it looks pretty good. It would also be nicer if this app had access to the iOS microphone to make the sheep dance in time to your music. I tend to play a lot of ambient style music that has the illusion of the sheep moving in time to the music. There is not an option to vote for sheep. In order to vote you would need to download the client software for a desktop or laptop PC or Mac.
"External video" is misleading
It says you can output it to an external video device, but that requires Airplay, not TV out. Not a good solution and the description does NOT make that clear. Plus, for what it is it takes up a huge amount of space. And did these things really take so long to compute? I guess that's what you get when artists do their own coding. I'm sorry but I'm not all that impressed. Some good eye candy but not worth all the resources they're throwing at it.
This is an amazing collaborative computing project with remarkable results. The app is a wonderful portal into this project. The app is easy to use (except I still haven't figured out how to vote for a particular sheep using the iPad).
The animations (called sheep) are just beautiful. Very cool app. On the iPad's retina display the images really pop!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jan 10, 2013
- Version: 1.5
- Size: 146 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Spotworks LLC
- © 2012 Spotworks LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
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