WILDERNESS
   

online interactive work by Paweł Janicki

WILDERNESS
   

online interactive work by Paweł Janicki

(Polski) Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury, uzyskanych z dopłat ustanowionych w grach objętych monopolem państwa, zgodnie z art. 80 ust. 1 ustawy z dnia 19 listopada 2009 r. o grach hazardowych.

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Move the cursor in the frame while 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 turning on the speakers or headphones.

Pełny ekranOpen in new window

The program, in the initially empty window, draws various trees using a recursive function – one that calls itself. In programming, this approach is often used to work with objects like trees – the ones that have self-similarity (when the smaller part of the object resembles the larger one. The most known forms of this type are fractals).

The forest we create is infinite – new trees obscure older ones, which gradually disappear in the background. Such infinite (though in a different way than this one) forests appear from time to time in media art, e.g. in the classic work of Der Wald by Tamás Waliczky.