What Line is it Anyway?

What Line is it Anyway?

What Line is it Anyway? explores the way people interpret an adjective through the simple task of drawing a line. We crowd sourced 1300 people to draw us a line by using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, which is an amazing platform to get many people (called workers) to do a simple task without them knowing the bigger picture or context.

We asked each worker to draw us a line from ‘start’ to ‘finish’, the only other information we gave them was that they had to do it according to an adjective. For example, we asked them: “Draw a spiky line”. Each worker got paid 2 U.S dollar cents.

We used Processing to create the online drawing tool and stitch it all together. Max/MSP/Jitter was used to create some pre-visualisations, run some tests and do some list processing.

By Andrew Spitz and Umesh Janardhanan

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Posted Nov 10, 2012
Views: 1046
Tags Line, Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, Interpretation
Tools Max/MSP, Processing
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