Pixel Puzzle was conceived by Marla Schweppe, chair of the SIGGRAPH 99 Art Gallery. She wanted to have a work associated with the gallery that would require the participation of conference attendees. An 8' by 10' black, soft velcro 'screen' was constructed.
2" x 2" foam core 'pixels' were provided with velcro 'hooks' on the back. Human participants, rather than a computer, arranged the 'pixels' on the velcro screen as a time lapse video was recorded of the evolution of the work. The video was screened in the gallery on the last day of the conference and excerpts are available here.
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