Memories of an Electric Sheep

A simulation of the brain activity of an electric sheep: it dynamically combines some of the best paintings ever created.

The memory evolves and the combinations are endless and unique. With a little bit of patience, weird artistic “anachronisms” can arise: an old japanese boat sailing in Venice, a sleeping hawaiian in front of Plato and Aristotle, a clock near the animals in a prehistoric cave …

The animation was exhibited at PDC@Coimbra 2021 a Processing Community Day initiative supported by the Processing Foundation with the goal of celebrating art, code and diversity while promoting creative coding and computational thinking as tools for creative students, researchers and professionals. The theme of the exhibition was “Anachronism”.

The soundscape is purely generative (made in VCV Rack).

The source code can be downloaded here: sheepmemories2.7z