The sheep market

April 27, 2008

The sheep market is an online project featuring 10,000 sheep created by workers on Amazon´s Mechanical Turk. Each worker was paid 0,2 $ to draw a sheep facing left.

What a marvelous idea. And the created sheep are adorable, funny and occasionally really really strange. I´m kind of fatalistically interested in how the rejected sheep (662) looked like. I think it shows in a really wonderful way the individuality of people and how they look at the world – or at sheep.
I could spend hours there watching the individual sheep being drawn.

Oh, and you can buy your very own sheep right out of the herd too.

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One Response to “The sheep market”

  1. soec2b Says:

    We were never that much into modern art but we must say, we were impressed with the Sheep Market. A good initiative and we wish you a continuing success !
    Ramona, Head Sheep http://www.sixteensheep.com


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