This sketch uses a swarm system to implement an artificial life simulation and integrates it with a synthesizer. Using this system users are able to create an a-life ecosystem that effectively plays itself.
Create a forest of trees using dendrite. This sketch lets you create trees onscreen and save the results.
To grow a tree click the mouse in the empty space. Using the radio buttons and slider you can create trees with differing numbers of branches, control the randomness of your forms and change the colour of your forest. Press the 's' key to save and 'r' to reset.
This visualisation uses public Encyclopaedia of Australian Science (EOAS) data harvested from the National Library of Australia (OAI) Party Infrastructure OAI-PMH Repository (http://www.nla.gov.au/apps/peopleaustralia-oai/) and presents information about scientists active in Australian science in the period 1825-1840 and the relationships between them.
Relationships between people are particularly important in the study of the history of science, as are their absence. EOAS presents detailed biographical and contextual information about people and also expresses these relationships.