Issue No. 04 - July/August (2002 vol. 22)
When ducks swim on a smooth deep lake, they create a V-shaped ripple of waves behind them. Boats and ships do the same thing, as do human swimmers. I saw a duck swimming across a glass-smooth pond a few weeks ago, and I wondered what it might be like if I could choreograph a flock of trained ducks to swim as I wanted. Could the ducks be induced to make interesting patterns out of their overlapping wakes?
A. Glassner's, "Duck!," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 22, no. , pp. 88-97, 2002.