Thursday, December 02, 2004

Bark: The Infinite Cat Project

I thought it'd be a nice irony to have this blog's first Bark be about cats...

As you should all know by now, the internet is a crazy place. Yet sometimes, just sometimes, you'll stumble across an idea so wonderfully insane and pure in its genius, it restores your faith in the internet, despite all the worms, trojans, Viagra spam and phishing scams.

The Infinite Cat Project is one such project. Take a photo of a cat. Then take a photo of a cat, looking at the first photo of the cat. Then take a photo of another cat looking at the photo of the cat looking at the other cat. Then - okay, you get the idea. There are 556 photos in the sequence so far, which means there's a long way to go until we get infinite cats, but you can see the concept - using the inherent curiousity of cats to recreate the effect of an infinitely recursive mirror. Brilliant stuff - I'll be keeping an eye on this one.
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