You can be a part of history as 360,000 iPhone users are asked to take images to create a single digital mosaic to represent today’s mobile generation. The Kickstarter-backed Revolution Mosaic App, which is facilitating the project, will drop in May.
Smartphones and apps like Instagram have changed the way the world takes and shares images. Canadian app developer Ian Tuason — founder of iOS gaming app Coupon Quest — is hoping to encapsulate the iPhone photo-snapping generation in one image.
The project’s creator promises to produce a piece of art that will “last forever in the App Store, the Internet and on posters worldwide.”
“We all have this powerful tool in our pockets and it only takes a gentle tap to take a photo, to capture a moment, and to share our perspective to the world,” Tuason wrote on the Revolution Mosaic Kickstarter page. “So let’s turn that tap into a tidal wave.”
He launched a Kickstarter fund in March with the goal of raising $2,012 to cover costs of development. So far, 48 backers have pledged a total $2,074 and Tuason surpassed his goal on Wednesday.
A comprehensive image will take form within the app as soon as users start to upload photos. Users can view their own contributed photos by zooming into the mosaic.
But participants should also make sure to take a worthwhile photo, because one of the 360,000 images will take center stage in the mosaic picture. The selected image will be one that best depicts the mobile generation.
Photos will be placed randomly within the mosaic. Top contributors of $500+ have secured exclusive corner positions of the poster with their donations. Generous contributors to the campaign will also receive a free poster of the mosaic.