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Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2012
« on: December 25, 2012, 03:01:08 am »
Mine's in, but late. I understand and will abide by the ban for next year -- but I do want to give it. Scarab, if you don't get yours through the "regular channels", I'll send you a link to yours!

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2012 - Sign Up Thread
« on: November 21, 2012, 12:55:03 pm »
Count me in (etc.)! Should be fun.

Some themes I would enjoy: Yar's Revenge fan art, Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson film) fan art, space exploration, mushroom gnomes.

General Discussion / [WIP] Bifurcating Exquisite Corpse (Yono)
« on: October 16, 2012, 12:38:00 am »
This is the ongoing work of many artists in the Yono project at

Each artist contributes 64x64 pieces (Yonodes) that fit between the halves (top/bottom or right/left) of another artist's images. The whole thing can be navigated by expanding and collapsing pieces using a web-interface. Try it yourself by starting with the configuration that served as the base of this image --

This particular image was partially composited by hand to fill in some of the negative-space with "ancestral bridges" (bridges of pieces that happened at earlier branches in the collaboration).

If you'd like to add your own work to this project, just get in touch with me. Also check out our effort to raise funds to automate the project at

Challenges & Activities / Re: Possible activity discussion.
« on: October 15, 2012, 05:13:28 pm »
I'd like to propose an activity. More like invite you all to an activity, I suppose. I'm developing a pixel-art collaboration called Yono. The structure of Yono is that each new piece added extends another piece already in the structure by inserting itself in between the halves of the "parent". Each image can have two children -- one in the horizontal direction (inserted between left/right halves), one in the vertical direction (inserted between the top/bottom halves).

Here's an animated logo for the project I made that shows how images insert inside other images:

So, as images continue to get added, the Yono structure becomes a tree of images that you can only see by crawling around interactively, expanding and collapsing links. You really have to see it to fully grasp the nature of this beast. I have made a prototype navigator -- -- for this. Try it out and let me know what you think!

If you'd like to add pieces to this growing project, just drop me a line here or via links on the main Yono page -- -- and I'll set you up with a slot. Pieces are 64x64, with a mutating 16-color palette. Each image uses the palette of its parent image, but may change up to 4 colors.

Currently, I'm putting it all together by hand (editing the data files, uploading the images), but our ultimate goal is to automate the entire thing so people can reserve/upload their pieces via the web. Also, we want to set it up so articipants can set up their own custom Yono Uchus (cosmoses) with specific parameters.

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