I'm normally not that easily fascinated by art, especially be the form of art found on the Internet. This art project however caught me by surprise. I found reference to the picture on Digg where it was advertised as "The Most Awesome Pic EVER". My first thought was of course that someone was again using the term awesome to draw attention to his article. This might have worked for the first post on Digg with the term awesome in it but Digg is flooded with it nowadays.
The first thing that struck me was that this picture was actually a shockwave file. I saw the picture and thought, well, nice but were is the awesomeness ? That is when I realized that you can zoom in and out of the picture to see more pictures that are connected to the first. Take a look at the pictures (click for full size) or head right to the website.
Update: You find the project on this website. Please note that you need Adobe Flash enabled in the browser to view the image at all. What you can do is hold down your left mouse button and move the mouse up or down to zoom in or out of the image. You stumble upon new pictures all the time doing so as they fluently morph into each other. It is likely starting with a huge picture and the more you zoom, the more additional pictures you see on that image.
This one is special though as it is a circle which means that you will end at the picture you started with to take the journey anew.Advertisement
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