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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äėstart‚Äô to ‚Äėfinish‚Äô, the only other information we gave them was that they had to do it according to an adjective. For example, we asked them: ‚ÄúDraw a spiky line‚ÄĚ. 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