Scott Draves created the original Flame algorithm in 1991, the Bomb visual-musical instrument in 1995, and the Electric Sheep in 1999. Draves’ work has been commissioned by Carnegie Mellon University and the state-of-the-art Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Other works have been acquired by corporate and residential collections nationally.

Draves’ work is permanently included on and has appeared in Wired and Discover magazines, as an official skin for Google Chrome, at LACMA and Art Basel Miami, and as the graphic identity for Siggraph 2008.

Draves won an honorable mention at Prix Ars Electronica in 1993 for his Flame algorithm. His work has garnered notice from such competitions as Lumen_Ex in Extremadura, Spain; the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, Montreal; ACA Media Arts Festival, Tokyo; Life/Vida Madrid and File Prix Lux in Brazil.

Draves has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Brown University and a PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked as a programmer for Inktomi, Transmeta, Dreamworks, and Google.


File Prix Lux finalist
2010, Brazil

Transformation wins 2nd prize from Lumen_Ex digital art competition, Extremadura SpainGenetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
2010, Montreal

Clade receives Critic’s Award at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference
2009, Montreal


Generation 244 (triptych 30 minute excerpt)
2011, LACMA central courtyard (curated by the Center for Visual Music), Los Angeles

Electric Sheep App preview in Future Canvas iPad art show
2011, San Francisco

Solo show
2011, Devotion Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

Curated into ThinkTank planetarium display
2010, Birmingham, UK

Poetics of Code group show
2010, the Chelsea Art Museum, New York

4 Dreams in High Fidelity II
2010,, Moscow

Dreams in High Fidelity I and II
2009, Art Basel, BKMIA, Miami

The Firebird shown in Contemporary Abstract Animation show
2009, Redcat Disney/Calarts Theater, Los Angeles