You must see it! Millions of users took part in the creation

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You may not know it, but the Pixel War has been going on somewhere for the last four days Reddit . It was known as a digital mural Place Which allows users to place a pixel on a collaborative digital canvas from a 16-color palette. After holding a pixel the user had to wait five to 20 minutes to edit it or add a new one. The project has created a curiosity War between users Those who organize themselves in the community to decorate digital murals with motifs of their country (flags of many countries, Eiffel Tower, maple leaves, Mexican national coat of arms, Torre Juana Ines de la Cruz, Statue of Liberty, many others) and creative space domination .


Although there is more to nationalism than that. On the huge canvas you will see Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi walking with their backs to each other, Papa Smurf, Tintin and Milu, Asterix and Obelix, Tux (Linux Penguin) and even the original Star Wars poster. All in an explosion of color and community creativity.

The digital mural was activated on April 1 at r / Place subredditt, a community of over 3.7 million members, and closed at 10 a.m. April 4 in Mexico City. Influential and streamers are urging their followers to join the project through social networks and platforms like Twitch and TikTok, unleash a collective frenzy and awaken nationalism to capture their national symbols and hide or modify them in other countries.

The source of the project

The 2022 version of this mural is actually a second part. The first is released April 1, 2017 (For April Fool’s Day) as a social experiment. In that first edition, the canvas was open 72 hours a day and garnered the support of more than a million users who edited at least one pixel. In total, 16 million “tiles” were created (small pieces of different textures that, when placed side by side, give the feeling of being a single piece graphic).

For this year’s edition, the build time was extended to 24 hours, so we can assume that user participation has also increased, although at the moment there is still no metrics around the main project.

Here you can see the final results of the entire mural and we share some user posts to share their work.

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