People Pixels

by Aaron Westre and J Wynia
Northern Spark 2015

People Pixels is an interactive, participatory art event created for Northern Spark, an all night art festival which takes place each summer. It's part game, part collaborative drawing tool. Portraits are taken of each participant, processed to increase contrast and then fed into a custom software application. The software stipples the portrait and sorts the stipples into a sequence. When the participants are ready the app displays each stipple in order, challenging the participants to keep up as they race to complete the portrait before time is up.

People Pixels was also exhibited as part of the Science Museum of Minnesota's Superhero Science event.