Electric Sheep is the neatest screensaver that I have ever installed on any computer that I have ever logged on to. In fact, if you turn your back on me while I’m on your computer, you might just find that I’ve installed it on your machine. It’s amazing! I find myself staring at it as if it’s a virtual fireplace of fractals.
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.
2 thoughts on “I dream of Electric Sheep”
I’ve got it running on my work machine all the time. Really cool software!
I should spear every one of you smartypants urban technologists,
sitting there at play at your computers, where my people once felled
the wooly mammoth and the mighty buffalo.
Hunters and gatherers of the world, unite!