Democratic Sheep Art


The picture on the top may look like some indecipherable Matrix-like message from outer space, but if you look closely enough, they’re actually rather familiar (and harmless!) things – drawings of sheep facing the left side. That big, 10000-sheep artwork is known as ‘The Sheepmarket’.

The Sheepmarket is a really interesting experiment in art and harnessing the power of the masses.  Artist Aaron Koblin assembled an army of sheep by asking random strangers to each draw him one for $0.02, through Amazon’s labor distribution mechanism – The Mechanical Turk. Here’s the artist explaining the project:

With the project turning into printed books and exhibitions, I suppose this is proof that leveraged correctly, the sum is indeed more than its parts?

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