Often cited as one of the best screensavers available, Electric Sheep is both visually stunning and conceptually engaging. ... From a user perspective - and it's not often my art degree proves useful in writing technical articles - this screensaver really has the most impressive visual abstractions of any I've seen.Thanks guys, and that was back in February before 2.7 came out and now it's 10x better....
I will be returning to Siggraph this year to moderate the following panel, note the all-star lineup!
DIY Media & Distribution
Thursday, 6 August | 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM | Room 243-245
A discussion of how low-cost or open-source development and distribution tools are affecting creative production. It features creative pioneers and programmers who have irretrievably altered musical composition, computer graphics, the future of journalism, and the definition of art. Like every advancement since the stone age, their work enlists the help of machines to improve upon what humans once made by themselves - fundamentally modern but also timeless.
The panelists explore people-oriented ideals, like creating design programs that are free for everyone to use and build upon, television programming that allows amateurs to acquire air time, one-person symphonies, and artwork to which non-artists contribute small drawings. They also discuss the users, who help the internet live up to its potential by taking part in the myriad opportunities to show off their creativity in ways never before possible.
Do we live in a brief renaissance period where the gates are down and all bets are off, little realizing that the window will soon close and economic, corporate, or government forces will restrict the world’s media again? Or do our times mark the beginning of a permanent openness, where you don’t have to be established to have a voice, and where large-scale collaboration happens without financial incentives.
Musician and composer
Geek Entertainment TV
Google Creative Lab
Participatory Culture Foundation