Harm van den Dorpel & Jenna Sutela

By Harm, published more than 3 years ago

A conversation between Jenna Sutela and me, moderated by Brian Droitcour, published on Outland.

Randomness is often lacking in computers. Computers have a clock made with a quartz crystal that vibrates at a stable rate, but it doesn’t do it perfectly. So random numbers are often taken from the imperfections of those vibrations. For Mutant Garden, I used a mathematical number generator, which returns random numbers, but always in the same order. It had to be deterministic, or else each mutant would be different every time it was rendered, and there would be no point in connecting it to the blockchain.