Tag Archives: digitalization

otomata

29 Apr

Otomata is a generative sequencer. It employs a cellular automaton type logic I’ve devised to produce sound events.

Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. If any cell encounters a wall, it triggers a pitched sound whose frequency is determined by the xy position of collision, and the cell reverses its direction. If a cell encounters another cell on its way, it turns itself clockwise.

This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. Go add some cells, change their orientation by clicking on them, and press play, experiment, have fun.

on the 50th anniversary of human space flight

12 Apr

Timothy Schuler to Derek, Sean

Subject: Love the Google homepage today

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Derek Hamm to me

haha, me too. i’m trying to figure out how it only animates when you mouse over.

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Derek Hamm to me

This is the code just for the banner. I like it even more.

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Sean Conner to me, Derek

ditto.