A place called Reddit, and a sub-reddit called Place

Here’s a story from the beginning of the month that I found absolutely fascinating – almost worthy of fiction:


It’s a blog article about an experiment, conducted on the website Reddit. For the uninitiated, Reddit is sort of an internet within the internet: a sort of gigantic web forum on pretty much any topic you can think of, with a ‘sub-reddit’ for any conceivable interest group.

What Reddit did was to give its users a space, called simply ‘Place’, where for a limited period of time they could each draw one pixel, and then another, and then another.

Here is a time-lapsed video of what happened:

But really, it doesn’t mean much until you read the article, which tells a great story in a great way.

It’s called When Pixels Collide, and I would add the subtitle: or How I Learnt To Embrace The Void.

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