Genuary 22: Three Body Problem

January 22, 2022

This is a sketch for Genuary 2022, which provides a creative coding prompt for each day of January. This is day 22: "Make something that will look completely different in a year."

Rather than making something that uses the current date as input, I chose to make something that is chaotic enough that there's no way to accurately predict what it will look like in a year! I read the series The Three Body Problem last summer so the idea of inhabiting a planet orbiting three stars was on my mind. I made a simulation of what that might look like, from the perspective of someone on the planet.