I found great collaborators in… Jon Huang (a developer and, from all I can tell, warlock).

I will hereby call Jon Huang (or @huang_apiaries) “warlock” from here on out. Other wise words from @abstractsunday:

Simplicity is not about making something without ornament, but rather about making something very complex, then slicing elements away, until you reveal the very essence.

and

The painful and inevitable struggle remains to create in a childlike and openhearted manner, but to be un-wistful and cruel when judging one’s creation.

The Making of This Exquisite Forest

Learn about the making of This Exquisite Forest, an online collaborative art experiment presented by Google and Tate Modern. The project lets users create short animations that build off one another as they explore a specific theme.

More info on Exquisite Forest.

A version control for animation…

… and music. Impressive and interesting experiment. Just wish it didn’t feel so “addy” driven. (via: @fastcodesign)