Drawing programs don’t always have a “point”, even if they are fun. Recursive Drawing, however, aims to use a simple and addictive user-interface to explore how drawings could be translated into programming.
On the surface, it’s a purely fun tool (which you can, and should, play with!) to draw crazy-awesome things like Fibonacci trees (like in the video). But deep down, it’s an experiment in translating visual objects into programming commands. That’s called a spatial or visual programming environment, and it’s a way to disconnect the syntax of programming from the logic and math.
Environments like these also let non-English speakers and young people get introduced to programming skills without having to master the language itself. But if you don’t want to pay attention to all that, it’s just really FUN!
Previously: A dangerously addictive online fluid dynamics simulator and a particle/gravity simulator that really looks more like fireworks.
Stonehenge Bouncy Castle
This interactive art work by Jeremy Deller entitled “Sacrilege”, is a full 1:1 scale of Stonehedge for kids to run around and bounce on, as part of Glasgow’s International Festival of Visual Arts exhibit. Were we not supposed to be jumping on the actual Stonehenge this entire time? Somebody should have told me.
Awesome Inflatable Water Park
This awesome inflatable water park is made by a company called Wibit. The park and parts are fully modular, allowing you to customize your park with an assortment of inflatable combinations.