When Thousands of People Battle to Make Pixel Art at the Same Time

Ode to Joy (From Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, Op. 125) [Featured In "Dead Poets Society"] by Beecham Choral Society, Rene Leibowitz & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-04-06 17:29:16.0   267 views

Subreddit PLACE started off with a gigantic blank canvas where the site’s users could color individual pixels, but were limited to one modification every five minutes. This led to a slow and methodical battle for pixel art supremacy that went on for 72 straight hours, eventually recreating masterpieces like the Mona Lisa and countless pop culture references.

By the time the project was complete, many contributors had created automated drawing tools to help preserve their tiny mark on the massive canvas. But the final results, compiled into a giant 4K timelapse, are fascinating to watch as they unfold over three entire days.