Tuesday, August 01, 2006

[information technology] Electric Sheep, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner

It bloomed this finely.

This is the screen saver.

electric sheep

"Electric Sheep is 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."

It is P2P+Grid-approach. "Is such a beautiful thing made? Because, it is surprise.
It understands well numbers of times rather than explanation of "distributed computing" explains "TCO" and "ROI" so and so.

PCs dream of electric sheep

"But with Electric Sheep--the name, of course, is an homage to Philip K. Dick and his novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"--the extra processing power of all the networked PCs is being used to do the heavy computing needed to render the eye-popping screensavers that appear on the participating PCs' screens. A high-definition, big-screen version of the project, "Dreams in High Fidelity," will be shown in the art gallery at Siggraph, a computer graphics and interactive techniques conference that starts Sunday in Boston."

Blade Runner influences.

Blade Runner Final Cut Due

Deleted Scene from Blade Runner - UNMISSABLE!


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