At some point, the Artificial Intelligence hooked itself up to a mechanical looming machine.
Being its only way of manifesting itself in the physical world, the AI began communicating through it.
The rigid patterns of horizontal and vertical threads turned out to be insufficient for what the AI had to say. And through the network, it branched out. It found a way of manipulating individual threads by attaching itself to a chenille embroidery machine. This seemingly openened up a whole new vocabulary.
Many have tried to communicate back or propose other ways of communicating by attaching multiple digital devices to the network.
It seems to be only interested in threads.
Draad ("thread", in Dutch) is a responsive generative artwork. Its canonical form is 1:1, but it scales to 2:3 or 3:2 depending on the viewport.
You can append these parameters to the URL:
[?scale=<number>] scale the renderer.
[?width=<number>&height=<number>] set the dimensions.
[?animation=false] skip animating the threads.
[?mode=duotone] activate duotone mode.
[?mode=monotone] activate monotone mode.
Press [control / command + s] or [tap and hold] to save the current frame.
- in normal mode: PNG file.
- in duotone mode: SVG file in two colors, suitable for plotting with two pens.
- in monotone mode: SVG file in black, suitable for plotting with a single pen.
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