Experimental

Blockville

Generative art is an unhealthy obsession of mine. The premise is: instead of working to perfect every colour and brush stroke of a singular artwork, the creator builds the components and code to build artwork procedurally. It's the art of making art you have no control over.

Blockville is one of those pieces. It takes your input (via the text field) and converts it into instructions to build a little 4x4 city. In theory, no two cities should be the same. Even a single letter's difference changes something.

If the rendering below looks weird, your browser might be out of date. This sucker is pure CSS, which is programmer-speak for "a bad idea."

Still, it was fun to make. I should really get a proper hobby.