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August 14, 2006 10:55 AM   Subscribe

Piet is a programming language in which programs look like abstract paintings. You can view some sample programs, or if you just like Mondrian, why not make your own with the Mondrian Machine? Or maybe you don't like Mondrian but you do like programming, in which case you can check out other strange languages, such as Petrovich, where you can punish or reward your PC. Finally, if you don't like programming OR Mondrian, have a look at a silly gif of a kitten.
posted by Orange Goblin (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
That is cool.
posted by b1ff at 11:01 AM on August 14, 2006

The concept of Petrovich is brilliant.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:30 AM on August 14, 2006

I feel a sort of moral responsibility to give credit to my colleague, who wrote the original Mondrian Machine back in 1996. You needed 8-10k of free space to use it!
posted by hsoltz at 11:40 AM on August 14, 2006

posted by Hlewagast at 12:46 PM on August 14, 2006

Cute kitten!
posted by Tuffy at 1:24 PM on August 14, 2006

The Piet links seem to be down right now; here's another gallery of piet programs.
posted by mr_roboto at 1:26 PM on August 14, 2006

I really wish DM had written an interpreter for Haifu (his site doesn't seem to be working well right now).

It seems like someone else started one, but didn't make it through. Too bad.
posted by pinespree at 2:17 PM on August 14, 2006

The Emperor isn't wearing any clothes!
posted by oxford blue at 4:09 PM on August 14, 2006

Okay, I'm impressed. Where do I sign up?
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:27 PM on August 14, 2006

Hofstadter must love this.
posted by Eideteker at 1:46 AM on August 15, 2006

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