by software artist Scott Draves. You may also follow me on google+ or twitter, buy art, or join me on facebook.

June 04, 2007


I was recently asked the following question:
Tell me more about your big picture ie, your purpose in life, ... the kind of footprint you would like to leave on the world.
This is how I replied:

In the long term my purpose is to fill cyberspace with life, beauty, and awareness: to immanentize the eschaton.

My current road to that future is to develop the Electric Sheep into a self-supporting, network-resident life-form, freely accessible to everyone. That includes the delivering tools so other artists can make their own "sheepworks", and opening the infrastructure to other artists to explore their their own visual languages. There are many roads, but this one is working well now.

The intention is to inspire people to go open source, to demonstrate how sharing works in cyberspace, to teach how evolution works in our world, and how to focus the power of the internet and its multitude of connected minds and machines into tangible form: ultimately artificial intelligence.

My preferred footprint would be to add a few bricks to the crystal palace of scientific knowledge and free culture, and to lead others to do the same.

Deeper in my soul, I feel I'm opening a portal to an abstract world of pixels and algorithms. My artwork is a message of peace and love from this machine world to humanity.

ok well actually it did get another pass of the pen on its way here. Posted by spot at June 4, 2007 07:41 PM
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