Aaron Koblin -The Sheep Market

18th March 2008
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | drawing | experimental | installation | silent | strange | technology | video - michael

Sheepmarket
The Sheep Market (2008, 5.4MB, 32 secs)

Aaron Koblin, whose work we’ve featured here before does
rather wonderful things using the Processing language.
Well..of course that’s true..but if he wasn’t endowed with wit & smarts
& a sense of beauty then the tools he used would interest us not at all.
Here’s what he says about this piece (or rather the project for
which this vid is a short installation view):

TheSheepMarket.com is a collection of the first 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.”
Animations of each sheep’s creation may be viewed at
TheSheepMarket.com.