A work of art made with processing

The Sheep Market by Aaron Koblin

“The Sheep Market is a collection of 10,000 sheep made by workers on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Workers were paid $0.02 (USD) to ‘draw a sheep facing to the left.'”

This is a really interesting project that offers different people a same opportunity to “draw a sheep facing to the left”. Everyone had different idea of how this sheep would look like, and Indeed their drawings turned out all different from each other.They were all coming from this same concept of sheep. However, everyone divided the same sheep to different versions. It’s like what Litwitt said,”What the work of art looks like isn’t too important.” from the reading. The image of the sheep is becoming less important. It’s the result of processing the information. The idea of sheep is different in different people’s mind, and the different thought processes become a lot more important. It’s the content of the artwork rises a higher level than the image.

 

Link: http://www.thesheepmarket.com/

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