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November 29, 2005 4:45 PM   Subscribe

Slow Mosaic is a mosaic generator powered by the Web. Feed it a word and watch it create related mosaics in front of your very eyes. Requires Flash. [MI]
posted by sjvilla79 (20 comments total)

 
Well, I think the background music leaves much to be desired, so turn down your speakers or hit the movie's mute button. But why post this here? And WTF, Scott, it's ancient in Internet years (2003)! Well, I'm all for online tools that assist in giving the user perspective, creative inspiration, and so on. Thus, Slow Mosaic fits the genre. Yoink!
posted by sjvilla79 at 4:46 PM on November 29, 2005


previous mosaics:
oksana baiul
posted by smackfu at 4:51 PM on November 29, 2005


I don't get it.
posted by Devils Slide at 4:58 PM on November 29, 2005


It's a mosaic, but it's also slow. Kind of like a slow weapon of mass destruction. Or a slow wall of sound.
posted by panoptican at 5:06 PM on November 29, 2005


I don't get it.

Wax on, wax off, Danielson.
posted by sjvilla79 at 5:16 PM on November 29, 2005


As opposed to regular, high speed mosaics?

Is this eventually going to do something spectacular, or is updating with a new image every couple of seconds or so it?
posted by Artw at 5:25 PM on November 29, 2005


Is this eventually going to do something spectacular, or is updating with a new image every couple of seconds or so it?

Yes, I figure this thing is just pulling images via images.google.com. Not sure what to expect although I have left it running for an hour once. I think it just looped in that case though. Um, your mileage may vary.
posted by sjvilla79 at 5:36 PM on November 29, 2005


I get the slow mosaic part, but I don't see what it has to do with the item or word typed in the box. Oh well.
posted by Devils Slide at 5:44 PM on November 29, 2005


I didn't realize that first comment was by you. Well played.
posted by smackfu at 5:46 PM on November 29, 2005


Aw, I thought it would create one of those photomosaics from a Google Image Search. When I typed in "burrito," I was expecting a picture of a giant burrito, made up of smaller burrito images.
posted by spiderskull at 5:56 PM on November 29, 2005


So I can get slow mosaics for "hallelujah" but not "moray eel". Good to know. I guess. I mean, I didn't know that before. So. Yeah.
posted by unknowncommand at 6:24 PM on November 29, 2005


I put in "mosaic" just to see if it would self-implode.
posted by vagabond at 7:08 PM on November 29, 2005


I love how you can enter "boobies" and it gives you "boobies."

You know, the bird. Ornithology r0x0rz!
posted by arto at 7:22 PM on November 29, 2005


I want to control the content rating! say like PG-13, R, X, XXX, or Q
posted by purplesnow at 7:44 PM on November 29, 2005


I like the one that came up fourth for "Failure". Think: Miserable Failure.
posted by NorthernSky at 8:27 PM on November 29, 2005


I thought it would create one of those photomosaics from a Google Image Search. When I typed in "burrito," I was expecting a picture of a giant burrito, made up of smaller burrito images.

AliG: "Can you guess what me has invented?"
Donald Trump: "I have no idea."
AliG: "Okay. So first, what is the most popular thing in the world?"
Donald Trump: [thinks] "Music"
AliG: "Nooo!"
Trump: "Tell me."
AliG: "Ice cream!"
Trump: "Okay."
AliG: "And what's the problem with ice cream?"
Trump: "I give up."
AliG: "It drips!"
Trump: "So you've invented a drip-proof ice cream?"
AliG: "No, but... that's a fucking brilliant idea innit?"
Trump: "What was your invention?"
AliG: "Wait, no, you ain't gonna come out with that now is you?"
Trump: "No. No."
AliG: "Aright... because...."
Trump: "No, I promise you I won't."
posted by scarabic at 8:29 PM on November 29, 2005


Potent, thrusting boredom.
posted by squirrel at 8:58 PM on November 29, 2005


Alright, which one of you typed lesbian, vagina, and poontang?
posted by GalaxieFiveHundred at 9:52 PM on November 29, 2005


I typed Toronto and got the occasional neat recognizably Toronto skyline... but one was a t-shirt... You can't read it, but I bet it was this one
posted by antifuse at 3:40 AM on November 30, 2005


yep. it loops.
"bicycle" started looping after only two minutes.
hoo-boy, dull.
posted by Al_Truist at 7:59 AM on November 30, 2005


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