sudoscript: Last weekend, a fascinating act in the history of humanity played out on Reddit.
The rules were simple. Each user could choose one pixel from 16 colors to place anywhere on the canvas. They could place as many pixels of as many colors as they wanted, but they had to wait a few minutes between placing each one.
Over the following 72 hours, what emerged was nothing short of miraculous. A collaborative artwork that shocked even its inventors.
- Sudoscript: When Pixels Collide — But at its core, the story of Place is an eternal story, about the three forces that humanity needs to make art, creation, and technology possible.
- Waxy: This Must Be The /r/Place — Every tiny patch of the Place is a story. Every piece of real estate represents a hard-fought battle, drawn from the collective activity of hundreds of smaller communities teaming together, and often against each other.
- The r/place Atlas
Bonus: Here’s a video timelapse that shows areas in detail:
See also: More pixel art!