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 almost anything. 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".
Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard. The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience.
Get the Electric Sheep Screen Saver for desktop and laptop computers. Recommended only if you have a high-bandwidth, always-on connection to the internet such as DSL or cable modem. It should download and display within a minute, but due to server load it may take a long time, please be patient, and press F2 to monitor its progress. When it's running, press F1 for help.
Get the Electric Sheep for Android, iPad, and Apple TV. On Android, the it works as Live Wallpaper, Daydream, or an interactive app. It has been carefully optimized to preserve your battery. On iPad, the app works as an interactive app, and allows you to collect your own flock of Sheep.