I wrote about the Electric Sheep screensavers which flit across my desktop in the past. Electric Sheep is a collaborative artwork, which was founded by Scott Draves. It’s run by thousands of people, from all over the World. When their computers “sleep”, the Electric Sheep turns on. The computers then talk to each other over the Internet. They share the work of creating abstract animations that constantly morph and change… known as the “sheep”. The result is an “android dream”, which pays tribute to Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
Scott Draves – artist extraordinaire – will be joining us on stage at Gnomedex 2010. is a visual and software artist living in New York City. Draves’ award-winning work is permanently hosted on MoMA.org, and has appeared in Wired and Discover magazines, and even as an official skin for Google Chrome. When not working as a full-time artist, Draves has worked for a series of technology start-ups. Draves is now an engineer in the mapping division at Google Inc. Spot started VJing at underground parties in the early 90s and still performs live.
Scot’s software artworks are released as open source and have been used for two decades by many other artists and designers in their own work. We are excited to have him as a presenter this year at Gnomedex. Tickets are still available – grab yours today!