one simple pixel project 2007 (2007)

On January 1st, 2007, 4AM EST, I launched the one simple pixel project (www.onesimplepixel.com). Attempting to create one single image, 1000 x 1000 pixels in size, through the collective contributions of 1,000,000 people. Each person chooses one single pixel and personalizes it by giving it a name, choosing its color and optionally a comment or quote for the rest of the world to see. The theories are countless. Many first thought the result will just be a collection of random pixels. However as the image slowly appears it makes one wonder “what will the image actually become?” Only one million people contributing to the one simple pixel project can answer that question.

I think I have decided to become a collaborative artist. This is my first REAL project. Please give me some feedback and add a pixel.

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January 1st, 2007, 4AM EST, launched the one simple pixel project (http://www.onesimplepixel.com). Attempting to create one single image, 1000 x 1000 pixels in size, through the collective contributions of 1,000,000 people. Each person chooses one single pixel and personalizes it by giving it a name, choosing its color and optionally a comment or quote for the rest of the world to see.

The project's goal is to see what one million people are capable of creating voluntarily. The project's outcome would also like to answer these questions: Does a collective mind exist that influences us all? How do existing pixels influence new ones? Will people collaborative outside of the site to influence its outcome? Do people primarily add their pixels without considering others?

The theories are countless. Many first thought the result will just be a collection of random pixels. However as the image slowly appears it makes one wonder “what will the image actually become?” Only one million people contributing to the one simple pixel project can answer that question.

The idea of creating your own personalized pixel is a pretty interesting concept in itself. "The hope is to give people a sense of connecting world wide and being part of a brilliant work of art that has more meaning than what the eye sees. People will see how they really are one in a million," says creator and entrepreneur Joshua L. Davis from Marietta, Georgia. "It is amazing to see how small your contribution is in the current sea of unclaimed pixels," continues Mr. Davis. Add your personalized pixel today and help create one amazing piece of art.

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