Electric Sheep App for iPad

Fresh in the iTunes store! The Electric Sheep App for iPad.

Electric Sheep iPad App - Icons & Interface Design by Laura Cesari

Electric Sheep iPad App – Icons & Interface Design by Laura Cesari

Electric Sheep iPad App - Fractal Library Interface Design by Laura Cesari

Electric Sheep iPad App – Fractal Library Interface Design by Laura Cesari

A few months ago, I designed the icons and interface for the
Electric Sheep Android App.

For this new release for iPad, I was assigned to create a few new icons for the basic interface and sheep library, and icons demonstrating the hand motions that control the app. The hand motions were particularly interesting to design: there are so many hand-shaped icons out there these days, I wanted to make sure these were unique and easier to understand than the common hand icons you see everywhere.

Hand Gesture Icons - for Electric Sheep iPad App - Icon Design by Laura Cesari

Hand Gesture Icons for Electric Sheep iPad App – Variations (left) and Finished Icons (right) – Icon Design by Laura Cesari

I love working with the Electric Sheep project – after designing fractal animations for the project for many years, I was recruited as a graphic designer. Electric Sheep has exhibited in art galleries and festivals around the world, as well as the ambient space on your computer or device screen – I can’t wait to see where the project goes next!

Electric Sheep Fractal Project

Electric Sheep Fractal Project

Electric Sheep App for Android: Infitite Evolving Wallpaper

Announcing… the Electric Sheep App for Android!

I love designing icons – it is such a fun and fascinating challenge to create the tiny pictures that help people communicate with machines.

Icons and interface for Electric Sheep Android app, designed by Laura Cesari

Icons and interface for Electric Sheep Android app, designed by Laura Cesari

For this project, I was assigned to create the icons and interface for the Electric Sheep Android App, which sets up the beautiful fractal animations of Electric Sheep as an ever-changing abstract wallpaper. The cloud dashboard background and icon shapes are based on the Electric Sheep Logo I designed a few years back: I hoped to create a dreamy, fluffy-cloud-like appearance to the interface.

Sketches and Elements for Electric Sheep Android Interface, by Laura Cesari

Sketches and Elements for Electric Sheep Android Interface, by Laura Cesari

… “The official Electric Sheep application for Android! Infinite updating live wallpaper as well as interactive app, animations created by a cyborg mind consisting of 450,000 computers and software. The only wallpaper with animated and evolving Fractal Flames. Excellent for meditation, relaxation, and visual dreaming at any time.” …

Get the app here:
Electric Sheep Android App – Google Play

Electric Sheep App for Android

Electric Sheep App for Android

Check out this video for a preview:
Electric Sheep for Android – Video Demonstration

Electric Sheep at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Electric Sheep Generation 244 will be on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from July 2011 through January 2012!

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The show, “Expanded Abstraction” includes 6 different ambient animated visual works, presented by the Center for Visual Music, a nonprofit film archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation and avant-garde media.

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Here are a couple of stills from my animation work in Generation 244:

Weaving Light fractal animation by Laura Cesari of Electric Sheep
Weaving Light

So Many Galaxies - fractal animation by Laura Cesari for Electric Sheep
So Many Galaxies

I’ve been working with Electric Sheep for many years as a fractal designer, and also I designed their Sheep Logo. This short Documentary Video has a great interview with Electric Sheep creator Scott Draves, and includes a few samples from the collection as well.

Congrats to shepherds Scott Draves, Chris Ursitti, Coppercat, and everyone involved with Electric Sheep!

More info,about Electric Sheep Generation 244:
Video: Highlights of Electric Sheep Generation 244
Generation 244 Archive
Generation 244, organized by Artist (I’m listed under the handle “llamamama”)

More info about the show, from the Center for Visual Music site:

CVM is pleased to present Expanded Abstraction, a new 3-screen program at LA County Museum of Art through January 2012. On view evenings on three HD screens at the Renzo Piano-designed Stark Bar in LACMA’s central plaza.

Expanded Abstraction
A program from Center for Visual Music
Curated by Cindy Keefer
Featuring Scott Draves and The Electric Sheep’s Generation 244 (2010)
Robert Seidel, vellum: slices from a virtual sculpture (2009)
Christina McPhee, Bird of Paradise (2011)
Baerbel Neubauer, Water Ambiences (2011)
Charles Dockum, Mobilcolor Projector Performance (1969), a film in 3 movements reformatted for 3 screens.
Maura McDonnell, Silk Chroma, silent version (2010)

On view:
Mon, Th, Fri, Sat 8 – 11 pm
Tues, Thurs 9:30 – 11 pm
Daily 10:30am – noon (starting July 31)
Museum is closed Wednesday.

Program can be viewed from public seating in the central plaza (behind Chris Burden’s Urban Light sculpture), and in the Stark Bar. Museum admission not required.

Electric Sheep fractal installation in Moscow

Scott Draves of electric sheep.org traveled to Moscow to set up this excellent electric sheep fractal video installation at the HybridArt.ru show in Moscow, April 1-4 2010.

I love working with the electric sheep.org group: you can see the sheep logo graphic and a few fractals I’ve designed for the project on my Graphic Design page.

Electric Sheep - Projection Intstallation

Electric Sheep – Projection Intstallation

Electric Sheep Fractal Project

Electric Sheep Fractal Project