Move the cursor around the screen by pressing the mouse button or move your finger on the touch screen. You will quickly understand how this mini-program works. Wilderness also makes sounds, so it’s worth being attentive!
The forest you create is infinite – new trees overshadow older ones, which gradually fade into the background.
The program that allows you to draw various tree forms works based on a recursive function – that is, one that calls itself. In programming, this approach is often used to work with objects that, like trees, are characterized by self-similarity, i.e. when a smaller part of an object resembles a larger part – the best-known forms of this type are fractals – collections of geometric forms.
Such infinite (though in a different way to the Wilderness) forests appear from time to time in media art, for example in Tamás Waliczky’s Der Wald from 1993.