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Virtual Worlds
Below are a series of online virtual worlds to explore.

You must be using a modern browser that supports WebGL.
Additionally they do not work on phones or tablets.

Genetic Audio Pigs ENTER!
Pigs wander around a landscape singing their own songs. When they mate they give birth to offspring whose song is a combination of their parents' with a small chance of mutation. Over time, a genetic soundscape develops. It takes a while for the pigs to get going, you must be patient with them.
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Pig-like creatures roam a landscape, each singing their own song. When they mate, their offspring has a song that is a combination of both their parents, with a small chance of mutation. Over time the communal, genetic song develops into something much different. See the "Worlds" menu to see and hear for yourself.
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Lifecycle 0617
A simulation of micro-organisms runs on a TV in real time. They eat, grow, reproduce and die. A machine with eyes and a network of pipes watches. Whenever a micro-organism dies, the machine notices and pumps fluid through its pipes.
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Images courtesy of Daisy Cox
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Closer 0417
An exposed amplifier plays the sound of Richard Feynman talking about his work on the atomic bomb. The closer people get to the amplifier, the more distorted the sound becomes.
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Monitor 0317
A video becomes more distorted the longer you look at it for. A face detection based art work made in collaboration with Cred Roy.
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Menagerie 1216
Slug-like creatures which respond to what the user says via the keyboard.
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Circle 1016
A program consisting of cellular life forms that grow over time, die and then are reborn. Their patterns, movement, growth and lifespans are randomly generated.
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Face Tracking Robot 0816
An animatronic face. A webcam searches for faces using software on a raspberry pi. When it finds a face it moves the eyes to point towards it.
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A Socially Awkward, Poem-Reading Jelly Computer 0616
A collaborative installation with Sarah Lynch-Jones at Chelsea College of Art. A jelly (yes, real jelly) encrusted computer is on a table which can sense when it is picked up.

Separately, a web page continuously reads through a poem by Khalil Gibran ( Self Knowledge ). However, it never gets it right and always makes mistakes.

Upon the jelly being picked up, the website gets uncomfortable with human contact, and becomes distressed.

An exploration of inefficiency, emotion and interconnectivity within our relationships with computers.

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