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a digital quilt project


Please participate in our digital quilt project.

THE CONCEPT: On a recent vacation to beautiful Franklin, North Carolina, I got the idea to make a digital quilt. Each designer makes one square of the quilt, and all the squares are pieced together. Of course, our quilt will be moving and dynamically updated, but I'm getting ahead of myself. This is not an "arts" project. It is a "crafts" project.

THE PLAN: There will be 9 squares. The entire quilt will be 450 X 450px. Each square will be 150 X 150px, like so --

150 || 150 || 150

150 || 150 || 150

150 || 150 || 150

Your square will link to your site (or whatever URL you specify), and at the bottom of the page there will be a short atlas of sorts, mapping squares to the URL's of their designers.

I'll host the quilts at http://www.playdamage.org/quilt/ I'm not buying digiquilt.com and taking out a banner ad at yahoo, because this is merely a personal crafts project.

THE SPECS: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make a 150X150 pixel animated gif that weighs < 40k, name it "quilt.gif", and put it in the root directory of your site. For example, mine would reside at http://www.lab404.com/quilt.gif If this naming convention presents a problem, just put it somewhere else and tell me where you put it.

Your gif can actually be any dimension, just be aware that it will be called into the page at 150X150. The squares will directly abutt each other with no borders. The outer edge of the entire quilt will have a 1 pixel black border.

You can change your gif as little or as often as you like. Just make a new gif and overwrite your old one in the same location, and the quilt will be automatically updated. Feel free to use or remix gifs that you've already made. I don't care. All that is up to you.

You can participate in as many different quilts as you like. The only restriction is, you can't have multiple patches in the same quilt.

THE PITCH: If you're in, please respond with a yes, tell me the URL you want me to link to, make your gif, and upload it to the root directory of the URL you specified. Send your information to me at curt@lab404.com

I am excited and curious to see these quilts come together.

peace, curt