Gridcosm is a collaborative art project
in which artists from around the world contribute images to a
compounding series of graphical squares.
Each level of Gridcosm is made up of nine square images arranged
into a 3x3 grid.
The middle image is a one-third size version of the previous level.
Artists add images around that center image until a new 3x3 grid is
completed, then that level itself shrinks and becomes the "seed" for
the next level. This process creates an ever expanding tunnel of images, the newest level a direct result of the previous level which is a result of the previous level... and so on.
Everyone is invited to explore and participate in Gridcosm.
Use the "Explore the Gridcosm" list below to jump in anywhere along the Gridcosm
timeline. To add your own pieces, you'll need a SITO ID,
which is free.
This project was created in 1997 by
Ed Stastny and has subsequently been under more-or-less constant refinement by Ed and
Jon Van Oast.
Gridcosm is microblogging. Follow Gridcosm on Twitter if you're a tweeter.
Explore the Gridcosm
- Flash Viewer
New Version, Nov. 8, 2005. Sort of like the Macroscope, but in Flash. Requires Flash 6
(or newer) plug-in.
- Gridcosm Macroscope
Want to see Gridcosm really big? Roz has wired it up so you
scurry around super-close-up.
Mike Casey has
scraped his brainpan clean to create the one-man band
of the collaborative world.
- Gridcosm Poetry Readings
We're mustering a cluster of volunteers to read aloud
some of the poetry that is generated by each level of