A Million Points of Light
By Gary Zellerbach on Mar 07, 2006
A long-time friend and colleague from the holography business, Dr. Andrew Pepper, started a very cool project called One Million Points of Light. The idea is anyone can purchase (for a small fee) a pixel or block of pixels, color them as you like, and link them to wherever you like. It's an ever-changing and evolving new art form that the contributors create. The small fee covers the cost of the project .
Andrew acknowledges the idea came from Andrew Tew, clever (and now rich, I guess!) inventor of the Million Dollar Home Page. But this is an art-focused site, not about buying pixel sized advertisements, and Andrew certainly deserves credit in his own right for putting a unique artistic twist on the concept.
I bought a couple of pixels pointing to my old (and I do mean old) online hologram gallery, Holos Gallery Online, so I could show support for the project. (Can you find my pixels?) There've already been over 140 click-throughs to my site, so that's pretty good traffic too (though I'm definitely not in it for the money either!).
Please check it out, and of course don't hesitate to buy a few pixels to support the effort if you feel so inspired. Thanks.