Crowdsourced Evolving Art

About

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.

The Electric Sheep are a free and open source service. The Gold Sheep are an HD premium version. Learn more and sign up.

You can design your own sheep and submit them to the gene pool. The result is a collective "android dream", blending man and machine with code to create an artificial lifeform. Learn more about it.

DESKTOP DOWNLOAD

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.

APP INSTALL

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.

IPAD

Download on iTunes

ANDROID

Get it on Google Play

APPLE TV

Get it on Apple TV