Scott Draves

Visual Artist

1968 –

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Who is Scott Draves?

Scott Draves is the inventor of Fractal Flames and the leader of the distributed computing project Electric Sheep. He also invented patch-based texture synthesis and published the first implementation of this class of algorithms. He is also a video artist and accomplished VJ.

In summer 2010, Draves' work was exhibited at Google's New York City office, including his video piece "Generation 243" which was generated by the collaborative influences of 350,000 people and computers worldwide. Stephen Hawking's 2010 book The Grand Design used an image generated by Draves' "flame" algorithm on its cover. Known as "Spot," Draves currently resides in New York City.

In July 2012 Draves won the ZKM App Art Award Special Prize for Cloud Art for the mobile Android version of Electric Sheep.

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Born
1968
United States of America
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Brown University
  • Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science
  • Carnegie Mellon University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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