Another pixel crawler work. This time they ate a photo of my friends desk, digested and excremated it over a blank white bitmap.
When i say pixel crawlers, i mean objects in a program which, given a position on a bitmap will inspect the surrounding pixels and decide where to go next. some crawlers like dark pixels, some saturated pixels, some like red pixels and so on.
If they find themselves in bad conditions they "die" and reincarnate somewhere else (they never multiply). i guess this is some kind of cellular automata or something though most examples of automata i saw filter the whole screen at once.
What you see on this image is their trails (if you download the image and zoom in, you'll know what i mean). Also, this is just a "photo" of the process. I used the original photo to make an environment for them then spreaded them randomly and watched them "digest" it and took a snapshot. So in a way this is a double photograph, one from the real world and one from a custom digital world.