Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Electric Sheep

Electric Sheep claims to be a "free, open source screen saver run by thousands of people all over the world. It can be installed on any ordinary PC or Mac. When these computers "sleep", the screen saver comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."

I personally take offense at people derogatorily referring to "sheep" as random senseless thoughts. In fact, the closer they are studied, the more they reveal structure.

1 comment:

Camera Toss said...

Images should not be randomly created by computers.