Google Chrome has been pumping out interesting experiments and “Balldroppings” ,although oddly named, is one that will consume you. Josh Nimoy came up with this one and the concepts is simple. Take a black backdrop and have white balls drop from the top of your screen. You can then use your cursor to draw lines under the balls and change their direction. Turn up your speakers because each bounce of the ball emits a pleasant tone. Pretty soon your screen is full of bouncing, musical balls and you are trying to create more ways to have them zip around the screen.
Here is what Josh says about the project: “Balldroppings was one night of idle programming that blew up unexpectedly into a web phenomenon. I learned that simplicity is elegant, and C++ is wonderful for low-latency sound+image. I also learned about addiction and glucose metabolism rate highs. Although I do not accredit myself for having originated the idea of interactive lines with bouncing balls, there exists a small following in the online gaming community that gives me such credit, particularly when accusing one another of having copied me in their recent developments. BallDroppings has also been re-implemented in other languages by random people, referencing the name “BallDroppings.” All this activity is very surprising to me. It is also a clear example of the great power resulting from refraining to mark intellectual property. A lot of people mistook BallDroppings to be my graduate thesis. I don’t try to correct this misunderstanding.”
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