This is episode number 864 where in looking for one thing on the internet I end up falling into something else. In writing up a future UdG Agora Daily Try I was looking for a metaphor image to represent the idea of “random” and found this image:
Way down in the caption of the photo it said “made with meemoo.org” (not even linked). Meemoo? What is that? And this I found something I am not quite sure I can even describe:
So you have a set of modules of web things, like something that can capture an image from a web cam, or take input form a control panel, and more that perform transformations on media, and then are piped to some kind of output. Quite a few let you generate animated GIFs- that was the first one I played with (shown in the featured image).
That’s not all that revolutionary, there are a lot of web apps to do this. This was another one I just played that makes images like I found:
I am still now sure of how all the various modules work, but there are a lot of them
Meemoo describes itself as “a web-based creative tool maker”, “like Arduino for the web”, and “100% of the web”:
A Meemoo composition is a graph of modules and the wires that connect them. Modules are HTML pages that can live anywhere online, using any web technology. Wires represent how the modules send messages to each other.
Meemoo takes some inspiration from Quartz Composer, Reason, Pure Data and AudioTool. But Meemoo is 100% of the web. It will be a tool for creative collaboration, to tie together smaller web demos into more complex compositions. “View Source” taught me to program, and will be central to Meemoo.
Compositions will be sharable on a community site. All compositions and modules will be forkable in the open source spirit of creative collaboration.
I’m curious what someone else thinks about meemoo. But this is the kind of thing that reinforces that the web feels fine and that it is way way bigger than what people who prognosticate its future really see.
The post "I’m Not Quite Sure What Meemoo is… but it’s cool" was originally pulled like taffy through a needle's eye at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/08/meemoo/) on August 15, 2015.