Okapi is an open-source framework for building digital, generative art in HTML5. Joshua Davis Studios and Mix Online are collaborating to provide you an easy way to either build your own generative art with Okapi or simply create a piece of art at Endless Mural that was commissioned by Microsoft for the IE9 Launch.
WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH OKAPI?
Introducing the Okapi Framework
by Thomas Lewis
Thomas gives a quick introduction to the Okapi Framework, how it came to be, and why MIX Online decided to collaborate with Joshua Davis Studios.Read More
Virtual Paintbrushes and Short Necked Giraffes
by Branden Hall
Branden explains how art and science are not always mutually explosive as well as details how we have gone from simple tools for art to using a canvas that is world-wide.Read More
THE ENDLESS MURAL
Joshua Davis explains the Endless Mural project which was created with the Okapi framework.
NYC digital artist Joshua Davis gives a demonstration of his new collaborative online art project - the Endless Mural. Davis unveiled the mural at a San Francisco event celebrating web developers and designers prior to the launch of the Internet Explorer 9 beta. He explains how as a developer, designer and artist, he is excited about how he can now do things with technology and computing that surpasses what can be done by hand with just the browser sans plug-ins.
JOIN IN THE FUN!
Create your own art with Okapi and Endless Mural to win great prizes.
Build the most brutally awesome art piece at Endless Mural as soon as possible (before December 15th). Joshua Davis and MIX Online will pick the two top art pieces and will award them fabulous prizes. We will be judging on aesthetic, excitement (are you sharing the contest with your friends perhaps?), being cool and pure brutality. We will not accept more than 2 submissions.
How To Participate
- Follow @mixonline on Twitter.
- Go to Endless Mural and Start Drawing with an HTML5-based browser, we of course prefer IE9 beta.
- Save your drawing.
- Tweet the following (you can do this within) Endless Mural:
Hey @mixonline, I posted (title of your art piece) for the Okapi contest (http://bit.ly/okapijs) at Endless Mural: (put link to your art piece).
How To Win
On December 15th, Joshua Davis and the MIX Online crew will convene at an undisclosed skate park in Norway in the dead of night and pick two winners for the first and second prize. Those winners will be notified via Twitter and prizes will be on their way.
Tree of Life by @axiozen
Congrats to our first place winner @axiozen, who won a $500 gift card and will surely use it for good, not evil.
Kraken by @christianbirdw9
Our second place winner @christianbirdw9 rides away with an approved Joshua Davis skateboard. Great work!