A strange little piece of crowdsorcery called "A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals" provides a sharp illustration of the magnification of transcription errors and the way that extreme mutation can proceed from small changes.
A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals is an online drawing tool that lets users do just one thing - trace a line. Each new user only sees the latest line drawn, and can therefore only trace this latest imperfect copy. As the line is reproduced over and over, it changes and evolves - kinks, trembling motions and errors are exaggerated through the process.
A Sequence of Lines Consecutively Traced by Five Hundred Individuals was first created as a tool to be used in conjunction with Amazon's Mechanical Turk - an online labor market. Mechanical Turk workers were payed 2 cents to trace a line.
iSongs is a YouTube channel that shows popular songs being recreated from scratch with the music-making app that comes with the iPhone. It’s an excellent and incredibly dense tutorial, too, for those with the “observe and copy” learning style.
It’s not impossible for an emerald to be valued at $280 million. In 2017, a 794-pound emerald was found in Brazil and valued at $309 million: However, in the ongoing litigation over the 2018 Camp Fire, PG&E has asked for proof that a married couple really lost a $280 million emerald when their home burned […]
Rupert Murdoch has never met an irrational fear of the Boomer set that he couldn’t exploit for cash. Which is why Fox News filed a trademark for “OK Boomer” earlier this month, just weeks after the current media meme trend of the term took off. FOX has filed a trademark application for "OK BOOMER." The […]
The hardest part of web design can be nailing down the look. These days, even non-designers can easily spot a stale stock photo or lazily-made icon. What’s the solution? No matter what kind of artist you are, it’s always a good idea to widen your palette. And with more than a million vector images to […]
For all that tech that gets squeezed into them, the best wireless earbuds are ones we barely have to think about. That’s the whole point, right? We get wireless because we just want to hit play and have a hands-free, cordless soundtrack for the rest of the commute. If that’s your philosophy, definitely give these […]
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