“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ~Marcus Aurelius
Recently, Reddit launched a collaborative art project called Place. Redditors were invited to pick a pixel once every five minutes to form an image with friends and allies.
In just 72 hours, over a million Redditors placed 16.5 million tiles to transform a simple, white, 1000×1000-pixel canvas into a surprisingly beautiful clash of communities, nations, ideologies, and fandoms.
Some succeeded in creating a giant Nazi flag, only to be usurped by a collective of Communists and Anarchists.
This actually happened last year, but now I got round to mentioning it. One of our GIFs/tags got a namecheck of sorts on community website Reddit. In the post titled “Cloud factory switches to balloon production” on the Gifs Reddit, a user linked to Gifville in discussing the image, which depicted blue balloons rising out of a chimney stack. I originally featured the GIF, by Val, on Where there is smoke…there is…balloons? (October 2015).
You can see the Reddit post, with quite a few chirpy little comments here!
Credits: Vijay Shah and Blingee