Electric Sheep is a the collective dream of 450,000 computers and people communicating with a genetic algorithm and mathematics.
Experience hundreds and thousands of ever-changing displays of color, light, texture, and complex motion, a form of artificial life.
Collect your own flock of sheep -- each one an abstract animation downloaded from our servers at full 1024x768 resolution.
You can save and remix your favorite images, or send them to your friends. They are all CreativeCommons licensed.
Excellent for lean-back: meditation, relaxation, and visual dreaming at any time.
Or interact with gestures to play your own sheep, including making them loop and dance.
Works with external big-screen video device for performance or to fill a room with ambience.
Each frame of animation takes about thirty minutes to render on one computer out of the 100s of thousands of PCs in the network.
fixed facebook sharing, improved explanatory text.
Ratings and Reviews
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
This is one of my best visualizers on my iPad air. It also looks great in air play with my 42 inch HDTV. It would be even more awesome if the sheep could display in full retina resolution. But even in lower resolution it looks pretty good. It would also be nicer if this app had access to the iOS microphone to make the sheep dance in time to your music. I tend to play a lot of ambient style music that has the illusion of the sheep moving in time to the music. There is not an option to vote for sheep. In order to vote you would need to download the client software for a desktop or laptop PC or Mac.
VERY, AWESOME GRAPHICS...but!
I really love this app. It's got some incredible images! I know you have to purchase more "sheep"...Why "sheep" anyway? Weird.
Anyway, I wanted to give an even lower rating for one reason. The ONLY way to stop motion is by a press and hold with one finger. That's ok BUT...this is my main complaint... I would like to be able to take a screen shot. I can't because when I stop the motion (even with a finger near the top button), the image becomes VERY blurry.
Let us take screen shots and I'll buy more "sheep"... More designs because they really are VERY awesome!
This is an amazing collaborative computing project with remarkable results. The app is a wonderful portal into this project. The app is easy to use (except I still haven't figured out how to vote for a particular sheep using the iPad).
The animations (called sheep) are just beautiful. Very cool app. On the iPad's retina display the images really pop!
- Spotworks LLC
- 146.4 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012 Spotworks LLC
- In-App Purchases
- 4500MB of Sheep Space $3.99
- 1500MB of Sheep Space $1.99
- 500MB of Sheep Space $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.