A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to hear SimCity creator Will Wright speak as part of my employer’s contribution to the Vancouver Art Gallery’s KRAZY! exhibit. Later, I wrote on the Masters of Digital Media group blog about my fascination with Wright’s visual aids, a variety of cellular automata and gravity simulations, prototypes for different kinds of interactions in EA/Maxis’ upcoming “everything simulator” Spore.
Yesterday, Slashdot noted that EA had released a couple of the programs Wright demoed as free downloads and apparently, more are on the way. So that’s pretty awesome.