Crowdsourcing

The Sheep Market

The Sheep Market es una obra de arte basada en Web que utiliza el sistema ‘Amazon Mechanical Turk “(MTurk) para involucrar miles de trabajadores en la creación de una base de datos masiva de dibujos. Aaron Koblin’s The Sheep Market is a web-based artwork that uses the ‘Amazon Mechanical Turk’ system to get thousands of workers involved in the creation of a massive database of drawings. La inspiración de Koblin para ‘The Sheep Market’ era tratar de explotar la creatividad humana, y al mismo tiempo arrojar luz sobre el papel insignificante que cada trabajador desempeña como parte de grupo. Pero Koblin era sobre todo curioso de cómo los trabajadores responderían a su tarea absurda: “Cuando vi la primera oveja venir a través del sistema, supe que había tomado la decisión correcta. Como yo esperaba cada oveja refleja verdaderamente el individuo y la humanidad detrás de él”.

A Bicycle Built for 2,000

website_header.pngBicycle Built For 2,000 is a collaborative artwork in the form of a song comprised of 2,088 voice recordings collected via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk web service. Workers were prompted to listen to a short sound clip, then record themselves imitating what they heard. The recorded sound clips were collected and organized into the original pattern.

The Sheep Market

Aaron Koblin’s The Sheep Market is a web-based artwork that uses the ‘Amazon Mechanical Turk’ system to get thousands of workers involved in the creation of a massive database of drawings. The artist’s inspiration for ‘The Sheep Market’ was to try to exploit human creativity, while at the same time shedding light on the insignificant role each worker plays as part of a whole.  But Koblin was mostly curious how workers would respond to his absurd task: “When I saw the first sheep come through the system I knew I had made the right decision. As I had hoped each sheep truly reflected the individual and humanity behind it.”