Reddit launched /r/Place on April 1 giving users one pixel, every five minutes to add to an interactive canvas with over a million contributors placing 16 million tiles in 72 hours.
The site’s communities – subreddits – banded together on the creative battleground to push their own cultural and political agendas by creating relevant images or destroying others. Did someone say propaganda?
In the time-lapse below, watch the American flag disintegrate and be rebuilt right at the end.
Even the big guys from The Australian couldn’t ignore the “collaborative, creative and unashamedly weird” work at Place.
My little piece below illustrates my joy when I realised the concept of collective intelligence could relate to something so fun.