I first mentioned the Squared Circle group in Flickr back in the fall. The concept is simple — post square images of circular objects that fill the image dimensions — a circle within a square. I’ve contributed over a dozen images myself.
I’ve always thought that a composite image containing all of the images in the group pool would make a cool poster, and apparently I wasn’t alone. We’re now on our way to creating a group poster made from thousands of squared circle contributions. It’s a great example of collaborative art, and it’s exciting to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
Read Richard Koman’s interview with Stewart Butterfield, from oreillynet.com:
Stewart Butterfield on Flickr by Richard Koman — Not even a year old and still in beta, Flickr is a revolutionary photo storage, sharing, and organization application boasting roughly 270,000 members. Richard Koman catches Flickr CEO Stewart Butterfield for a few words on what has made Flickr so revolutionary and where it may be headed.
You still have time to be a part of the poster project!
If you don’t yet have a Flickr account, set one up. They are free, and I don’t get anything from it. It’s just something I think is really cool and worth a bit of your time. Then join the squared circle group (it’s open to anyone), snap a few photos, upload them and add them to the group.
And be sure to add me to your contacts — I’m BigBlue.