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http://www.electricsheep.org/
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Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork founded by Scott Draves. It's run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC, Mac, Android, or iPad. When these computers "sleep", the Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as "sheep".

There's not a lot here in the way of getting actual work done, which I know is a prerequisite for distributed computing for a lot of people. But the way it utilizes a genetic algorithm based on votes to decide which fractal patterns "breed" and produce "children" is pretty interesting.

That and it's the most beautiful screensaver I've ever seen.

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Yep. Been aware of them for a while.

Check out Robert Jansen's work if you can.
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