About the Site
What is the Wolfram Demonstrations Project?The Wolfram Demonstrations Project was conceived by Stephen Wolfram as a way to bring computational exploration to the widest possible audience. With thousands of interactive, open-code Demonstrations—created by users from around the world—the Wolfram Demonstrations Project brings to life ideas in science, technology, and elsewhere. All Demonstrations and their code are provided free of charge and run on any computer with Mathematica or the free Wolfram CDF Player.
Why was the project started?We here at Wolfram Research realized the technology we were making available in Mathematica had great significance for education. So we provided an environment where people could both access and contribute interactive Demonstrations.
Over time we have seen the project evolve into a powerful platform for electronic publishing of interactive content. While education remains a focus, we also receive significant contributions from industry, cutting-edge research, and the arts.