Thursday, May 26, 2011

Electric Sheep - a collective "android dream"

"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 or Mac. 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". The result is a collective "android dream", an homage to Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."



Electric Sheep gives you a really beautiful screensaver that is different every time you see it. I also find the technical aspects of this screen saver very interesting.



25 comments:

Grant said...

They look beautiful

phthalo. said...

These are lovely. I love the Do Androids Dream.../Blade Runner themed name too!

Red13 said...

Thats cool!

Splendid TV said...

Wow, gonna download this

dende said...

Yay, there is a Linux version as well!

metaphysicalfarms said...

This looks so amazing!

Triper said...

Looks amazing i agree also nice explanation.

Jay said...

beautiful!

supertwiks said...

amazing pics i love them so much totally appreciate it man

madotsuki said...

This used to be my screensaver like ten years ago.

Sammy said...

crowd-sourced visuals, neat man

phosports said...

awesome pics. so beautiful

Noises said...

i like it

Bremsy said...

I find it simply amazing ! how they work with eachother to give you something uniqe every time :]

TheBrian said...

Wow this is really neat.

Insider33 said...

Cool looking wallpapers.

JCF said...

That looks nice man

Patti D. said...

it's gorgeous!

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evldmn said...

It looks more awesome than milkdrop.

Trelin said...

Looks nice, but I'll never have a reason to use it. If my computer is idle the screen is off to save power.

Kidefence said...

Holy crap that's trippy. Looks great.

Lucky13 said...

The first thing that came to my mind when I read your post title was Bladerunner, my old time classic movie which was based on Philip K Dick's book. Those visualizations look pretty cool, will give it a try as I don't really have a screensaver

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Have a SUPER weekend !

Admin said...

That is really cool, actually.

Gzorzy said...

had this.