Archive of Author | Scott Draves

Scott Draves is a pioneering software artist best known for creating the Electric Sheep, a collective intelligence consisting of 450,000 computers and people that uses mathematics and genetic algorithms to create an infinite abstract animation.

His work has been shown at LACMA,, Prix Ars Electronica, ZKM, Art Futura, Emoção Art.ficial Bienial and is in collections world-wide including Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, the 21c Museum Hotel, MQS Capital, Google, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and MEIAC. His clients range from Skrillex to the Adler Planetarium. Electric Sheep apps are available for iPad and Android.

Draves “Bomb” was one of the first interactive software artworks (1994) and also the first Open Source artwork. It’s a visual-musical instrument that was used by many (including Draves) for both VJ performance as well as personal exploration.

In 1990 he received a BS in Mathematics from Brown University and in 1997 a PhD from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University for a thesis on metaprogramming for media processing.

He is currently employed by Two Sigma to develop the Beaker Notebook.

Learn more by reading these interviews of him:The Creators ProjectTriangulation Blog, andArt in Odd Places.

Articles with Scott Draves