Aaron Koblin  
The Sheep Market
TheSheepMarket.com is a collection of 10,000 sheep made by workers on Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Workers were paid 0.02 ($USD) to "draw a sheep facing to the left." Animations of each sheep's creation may be viewed at TheSheepMarket.com.



“’If you please--draw me a sheep . . .’
When a mystery is too overpowering, one dare not disobey. Absurd as it might seem to me, a thousand miles from any human habitation and in danger of death, I took out of my pocket a sheet of paper and my fountain-pen. But then I remembered how my studies had been concentrated on geography, history, arithmetic and grammar, and I told the little chap (a little crossly, too) that I did not know how to draw. He answered me:
‘That doesn't matter. Draw me a sheep . . .’”

-Le Petit Prince

Sheep drawing tool

Processing drawing tool for recording sheep animations


Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon, Spain
Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Apex Gallery, New York, USA
ElectroFringe, New Castle, Australia
Media Art Friesland, The Netherlands


Gijon Exhibition

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