28 нояб. 2011 г.


ElectricSheep.org from Karmalize Productions on Vimeo.

Karmalize Productions 2011
Shot & Edited by Alex Gaylon
Assistant Director - Caroline Creaghead
Music - Ryan Dann
Special Thanks to Scott Draves, Founder of the Electric Sheep
created for The Filmshop Presents...Eye Candy

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".

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.

The Electric Sheep is an internet-wide cyborg mind using Darwinian evolution and Mathematics to animate abstract art.