r/place was apparently the r/place to be

Look at this work of art:

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This is the result of 72 hours, 1000 x 1000 pixels and all kinds of reddit users.

Here’s a great article that gives some background.

Here’s a time lapse of the entire 72-hour ordeal.

There’s been controversy over how much of this project was automated by bots – one of the reasons it was so popular was because it was an experiment in collaboration. Many subreddits came together, uniting to create some great images. One of these images is the union of the Greek and Turkish flags with a heat. How touching!!

Also touching are the words left by moderators when this thing went up:

“Here is an empty canvas.
You may place a tile upon it, but you must wait to place another.
Individually you can create something.
Together you can create something more.”

 

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