WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Silk
You may remember Silk. It’s an online experimental generative artwork that weaves silk-like patterns simply by clicking and dragging your mouse.
It proved popular as an iPad app too.
And now it's even better. At new.weavesilk.com you get to play with the latest incarnation of this hugely addictive, mesmerising creative tool.
The patterns you create are mathematically generated so they’re actually quite tricky to control fully, and the fact that you can’t go back just makes it even more engaging. You have to go where the calculations controlling the pixels take you. Even the simplest of shapes takes on an ethereal quality as the colours shoot off in tangential directions with each new click of the mouse.
And with a couple of different symmetry styles to choose from, you’ll be creating weird and wonderful masterpieces in no time.
It’s perfect for a dreary winter Monday, so enjoy.
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