10 craziest things from the r/place project

What is r/place

r/place is a subreddit, the subdomains of Reddit. Nearly everything has a “subreddit”, which is identified by the r/ before it. Here are some of the largest subreddits you can visit, but there are thousands of subreddits that go way beyond weird and wonderful. r/place was created as a part art project, part social experiment to see how collaborative art between strangers developed. The result was simply amazing.

How did it work?

A blank canvas was created and divided into 4 million pixels. Each Reddit user was allowed to place a single pixel of a colour of their choosing every 5 minutes. This went on for 3 days. And the result was a staggering piece of collaborative art. But while the overall picture was beautiful, there were loads of crazy story arcs if you look closer.

Here is a timelapse of the whole 3 days in all its glory.

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Why anti-diversity movements could destroy the comics industry

Comicsgate, the next stage in the far-right evolutionary cycle that began with Gamergate has well and truly arrived. If you are not familiar, Comicsgate, like Gamergate, is a group of individuals (almost exclusively white men) who parade around trying in vain to sell the idea that they are preserving the industry of comics. But from who you ask? Easy! Women, people of colour and those within the LGBTQ community, because it is them that are ruining the comic industry, clearly, not the toxic attitudes of people who support movements like Comicsgate… Clearly.

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“lock the universe behind me when I leave.” – Why the return of Sandman does not fill me with joy.

“When the first living thing existed, I was there waiting. When the last living thing dies, my job will be finished. I’ll put the chairs on the tables, turn out the lights and lock the universe behind me when I leave.” says Death, the elder sister of Dream in regards to the grandest cycle of them all. The very nature of all existence as we can comprehend. But in regards to Gaiman’s highly acclaimed Sandman series, Death should’ve closed up properly long ago.

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A new challenger? – Vero (1st impressions with pros + cons)

Whoever is in charge of fledgling social media network Vero must have some deep and primal knowledge no one else knows. With no prior warning, the transparency championing networking site has gone from relative obscurity to the forefront of digital sharing spaces. So what’s all the fuss about? I dove a little deeper into its beautiful UI to find out.

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Black Panther – Marvel finally do something right

In terms of childhood films, I was at a perfect age to experience several amazing film franchises. I was nine years old when the first film in both the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series was released, catapulting my imagination into new lands of wonder and amazement. But it was a year earlier when my dad took me to see X-Men, unleashing the world of Marvel on me. So I grew up in tandem with the MCU and it holds a special place in my heart. But the last couple of years that love was on the verge of collapse. Until now.

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It’s lonely having so many friends – Why “friend-farming” is a dangerous strategy

“Friend Farming” is a term used when an individual sends out a lot of friend requests on Facebook or uses “#follow4follow” on most of their Instagram posts. The point of this exercise is to rack up friends or followers to give the illusion of appearing more popular than they are. I am most certainly guilty of this, but there is a dark underside to this and I am reaping what I sow.

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Hatreon: the alt-right subscription service that needs to die right now.

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While researching a previous article on Patreon and Kickstarter’s Drip, I discovered a website called Hatreon. It is invite only, launched less than six months ago and is very similar to the aforementioned sites except it has no limits on “Hate speech”. Continue reading inside because, yes, it does get worse.

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Can Kickstarter’s ‘Drip’ challenge Patreon?

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We live in a time of great change in the world of ‘subscription-based backing’. Patreon, the towering Goliath in the field, shot itself in the foot a few months ago with a controversial change in fees. This has allowed a credible challenger in Drip to arise. But was Patreon’s falter, enough to allow it to be toppled? Let’s dive a little deeper.

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