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January 10, 2011 6:58 PM   Subscribe

Ooooh, pretty colors. Introducing Silk - a magical interactive artwork. Go ahead, give it a whirl. Some likable Silk wallpaper too.
posted by nickyskye (22 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
I know someone who will love this. Thanks nicky.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 7:11 PM on January 10, 2011


You can make your own Cocteau Twins album cover!
posted by Bummus at 7:36 PM on January 10, 2011 [5 favorites]


Soooooo pretty. Very soothing. Thanks!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:18 PM on January 10, 2011


"Oh dear! You're using Internet Explorer. We're sorry, but Silk is not supported in your browser. Do try another browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. We hope to see you soon."

Go screw yourselves.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 8:22 PM on January 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Go screw yourselves.

You totally tried to visit a site using IE.

That was awesome.
posted by pianoboy at 8:37 PM on January 10, 2011 [16 favorites]


Actually, it's non-Flashâ„¢ fun. Correct the fun part though.
posted by lucidprose at 9:00 PM on January 10, 2011


Thanks for the correction lucidprose. What would have been the correct tech term?
posted by nickyskye at 9:07 PM on January 10, 2011


Bummus: You can make your own Cocteau Twins album cover!

You may not be familiar with the rather un-Silk-like photography by Vaughan Oliver and Nigel Grierson that graced many of the earlier Cocteau Twins albums and EPs.
posted by Nomyte at 9:14 PM on January 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


nickyskye: What would have been the correct tech term?

'HTML5' - look!
posted by carsonb at 9:33 PM on January 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


I love HTML5 Mondays.

Here's my composition.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 11:46 PM on January 10, 2011 [2 favorites]


Thanks carsonb. :)
posted by nickyskye at 1:10 AM on January 11, 2011


I see the wind is always blowing from the left here.

(not leftistist!)
posted by chavenet at 1:52 AM on January 11, 2011


To change the direction of the wind, hold shift and move your mouse. The direction of the wind is indicated by the direction the particles move through the space.

Thanks Nickyskye!
posted by schyler523 at 7:09 AM on January 11, 2011


Here's my composition.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 12:46 AM on January 11 [1 favorite +] [!]


You have shockingly nice computer handwriting. You using a tablet or ipad?
posted by arcticwoman at 7:13 AM on January 11, 2011


Not to downplay IHAC's work, but I found this site particularly kind to cursive.
posted by maryr at 7:46 AM on January 11, 2011


So you're saying I'm cursively challenged? Huh?

It's ok, you can say that. It's correct.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:48 AM on January 11, 2011


Better than being recursively challenged. That seems inescapable.
posted by maryr at 7:56 AM on January 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


Neat! You can is "S" to stop the animation and cntrl+mouse gestures to direct the "wind." You can also do multiple shapes on the same screen, so you can write your name in Georgian script, for example.

(I'm also rather fond of this one)
posted by LMGM at 8:01 AM on January 11, 2011


Chocolate Pickle: Just spent about three or four days trying desperately debug a problem in I.E. 7. It would have been wonderful to spend that time actually building useful/beautiful/fun software instead.

Please, do yourself a favor, if it's possible for you to upgrade to a modern browser, do so. You'll be safer, the web will be much faster, and there will be all sorts of cool things that will work on your browser.

Also, I might live a few years longer.
posted by Freen at 8:04 AM on January 11, 2011


The length of time you hold down the mouse button after drawing a line appears to affect how long the silk is. Super cool.
posted by Night_owl at 1:12 PM on January 11, 2011


You have shockingly nice computer handwriting. You using a tablet or ipad?

Apple Magic Trackpad. It gives you lots of space to draw with your finger, but it took me a few times to get it right.

I haven't written cursive in decades. I was surprised I still knew how.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 1:46 PM on January 11, 2011


Love this, thanks!
posted by marimeko at 2:49 PM on January 11, 2011


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