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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 19, May 11, 2008, Article 27

FEATURED WEB SITE: TEN THOUSAND CENTS COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECT

This week's featured web site is suggested by Dick Johnson.
He writes: "Here's an interesting art project that may be of
interest to E-Sylum readers.  I came across it in Monica Noelle
Voigt's recent blog post."

Artists Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima created a digital
image of the one hundred dollar bill. Comprising images of
drawings made by 10,000 people from Mechanical Turk which is
an online business site. They were asked to reproduce an
abstract piece and received one cent for their contribution.
The final product resembles a mosaic-like image of the one
hundred dollar bill.

These Artists are not the first to work with money in art.
However the way that they did it was a great trick, almost.
These people who they "hired" did not know why they were asked
to created a drawing they just knew that they were being paid
for it. I'm not sure if they knew how much they were going to
get paid for before they did it. Because I'm not sure that
one cent is worth much anymore.

Featured Web Site

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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