Run your tweet on a virtual 8-bit computer.

This is a true gem in the realm of microcode. BBC Micro Bot is am amazing tweet-bot, with a simple premise. @ it some BASIC code, and it will reply with an animated rendering of the result.

This project is fairly fresh, but already yielding fantastic results. I many ways can show us all how such a small amount of code can result in something so beautiful and animated.

For the tweets below, you can see both the code and the outcome. I've tried to identify and link out to the theory or idea behind the code if I can spot it easily.

With all creative code… playing around with it is an incredible opportunity to learn while explore your own creative side! Remix, resend and create something new! If you've got something you're proud of, edit this post in GitHub to share it!

Here, we have SierpiΕ„ski's Triangles. Its amazing how much complexity can be pulled from recursive code!

An instance of the beloved 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10… a beautiful staple in the world of generative code. The randomization of two characters shows so much complexity and beauty!

Random triangle generation, colors, and fills. Really such simple code, that sucks you into the screen.

Its projects like this that really show how powerful visual code can be!

More please.

A super way to show off your stunning shaders.

If you've ever looked into shaders, then you've probably run into Shadertoy, a fantastic tool for building shaders in the browser, as well as a community for showing off what you've made. That said, Shadertoy's aesthetic and appeal is directly targeted at developers who want the shader and its code.

CineShader, is a layer over top of Shadertoy created by Lusion. It's a website built to share your shader with a broader audience. CineShader does this in a way that shows off more than just the art. It showcases the beauty and feel of the shader as though it's artwork on a wall.

By creating a 3D scene, along with a dark shaded audience member, CineShader creates the tone and feel of being in a gallery, silently observing and enjoying a piece of work

Wow! What else can it do?

Fifty-Two weeks of canvas creativity!

Canvas Cards is an amazing year-long project by Luke Patton which features weekly creations using HTML <canvas> elements. Each of the cards has a different set of inspirations, looks, aims, and goals. And wow are they beautiful!

The website itself also allows you to edit the code and re-run the preview in the browser, meaning you can get to play with each and every demo without cloning the repository.

The different combinations of colors and styles have really kept the project amazingly interesting as it progressed throughout the year.

For anyone who's ever tried to do something every week for an entire year, you know how difficult it can be, which really gives the project that extra special shine.

How could I do something like this?

The best time to start tracking your year is now.

If you're the kind of person who likes beautiful graphs as well as keeping tight track of your life, this project is one for you.

Year in Pixels is a clever Alejandro AR app with a minimalistic design that will allow you to track your mood throughout the year.

For those now looking back at 2019 and worrying about 2020, logging your daily mood is a fantastic way to start your year off right. It not only allows you to spot patterns in your life, but also helps you recognize earlier when you're starting to wear down.

And if you've noticed in the url, the app is built on Glitch! That means you can remix it, changing the design, colors, or whatever you desire.

What Else?

Does this code make sense? No, not really. But wow is this demo nice!

When it comes to fitting amazing creations into the smallest amount of code possible, I don't think there are any better than Mathieu ‘p01’ Henri… And his most recent sketch, Night Train, is no exception.

The scene, featuring a train rolling through a generative field dotted with grass and some windy trees, is really a mind blower… Especially considering the formula generating it consists of 242 characters, fitting inside the tweet!

For real though, what is that emoji doing in there?

But How?

Elevation Lines

Elevations of the world.

Elevation Lines - by Damon Burgett