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Digital Project, Ten Thousand Cents, 2007–08

This is a Digital project. It was designed by Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima and with contribution from Mechanical Turk. It is dated 2007–08 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is processing, adobe flash cs3, php/mysql, amazon mechanical turk, adobe photoshop, adobe after effects. It is a part of the Digital department.

Ten Thousand Cents is a digital rendering of a $100 bill created from individually crowdsourced drawings. A $100 bill was divided into 10,000 equal pieces and shared digitally for workers to duplicate for $0.01 per piece. The project highlights crowdsourcing and individual expression within a collective work.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Ten Thousand Cents.

This object was donated by Aaron Koblin. It is credited Gift of Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima.

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Digital Project, Ten Thousand Cents, 2007–08; Designed by Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima; USA; processing, adobe flash cs3, php/mysql, amazon mechanical turk, adobe photoshop, adobe after effects; Gift of Aaron Koblin and Takashi Kawashima; 2014-41-2

We have 1 video that features Digital Project, Ten Thousand Cents, 2007–08.

Ten Thousand Cents

Ten Thousand Cents is a digital rendering of a $100 bill created from individually crowdsourced drawings.

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