Economics Social Networks

Crowdsourcing “Art”

Go take a look at Ten Thousand Cents …. a crowd sourcing project (using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk) that allowed thousands of individuals to “paint” a tiny part of an image of a $100 bill. Check out the “new” image (the piece of art) as well as a nicely-done video (hosted on Vimeo – see my whine about the technology in the comments) showing steps of the process.

The project explores the circumstances we live in, a new and uncharted combination of digital labor markets, “crowdsourcing,” “virtual economies,” and digital reproduction.

The two artist/producers are selling reproductions for $100 each, with the proceeds going to the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. (A good cause!)

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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