Glyphiti – IT'S ART


Glyphiti is an image composed of many smaller “glyphs” that can be edited easily. The qualities of the image are co-determined. Andy Deck has established certain characteristics. These include the size and available colors, which are black and white. But the state of every pixel can be changed by the visiting artist.

Glyphiti now comes in two versions that require either Java or Javascript. Unlike most collaborative image software available on the Internet, it will function through most corporate firewalls. This is because it updates the changing image using standard Web server requests. This penetration of the firewall is a metaphor for graffiti, which also appropriates privatized space for visual play.

Have a look at Glyphiti here.

Reblogged from It’s Art Newsmagazine