Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Electric Sheep

Talking about sheep: By chance an electric sheep crossed my way. I have troubles to explain this myself ? I just call it a collective evolutionary open source digital genetic darvinistic artificial genome flock sheep breeding art form.

Some quotes from the website:

»Electric Sheep realizes the collective dream of sleeping computers from all over the internet. It's a distributed screen-saver that harnesses idle computers into a render farm with the purpose of animating and evolving artificial life-forms.«

»Its shape, motion, and color are specified by a genetic code, a long string of numbers. If a user sees a sheep they like, they may press the up arrow key to vote for it. Sheep that receive more votes live longer and are more likely to reproduce. These votes form a fitness function for the aesthetic evolution of the flock.«

»I believe the free flow of code is an increasingly important social and artistic force.«

You may call it a waste of bandwidth. I find this homage to Philip K. Dick's novel »Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?« extremely interesting.

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Posted by david lewis, 22/10/2005 5:39pm (18 years ago)


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