Algorithm Ink

February 16, 2009

So this isn’t exactly about zooming (though it is about fractals, which is close), but it’s still cool. For one thing, it’s built with JavaScript using the HTML5 canvas, which is an interest of mine.

Anyway, Aza Raskin has created a lovely little web app, Algorithm Ink (works best in Firefox), that allows you to write fractals using his JavaScript port of Context Free. Check out the video for more info:

I love how interactive it is; you can browse through the fractals, futz with the code, save a copy, etc. in one smooth flow. This is the feeling I was trying to create with Infinite Canvas, which in turn was surely inspired by AppJet. I hope to see more such web apps where viewing, creating and remixing all flow together so smoothly.


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