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Friday, November 2, 2007

Match Point



Another lovely little Friday afternoon distraction: Layer Tennis. It's a little back-and-forth between designers. It starts with one image created by the first competitor. Then the opponent has fifteen minutes to use the original image to create something new. And so forth and so on. They each have five volleys.

Today's is Marian Bantjes (!) and Armin Vit. Upcoming matches are listed in the sidebar.

Now you know what I'll be doing for the rest of the day.

7 comments:

arthur said...

wicked.

Anonymous said...

there should be something like this for writers too.
-anon

americanmidwestsamurai said...

I agree...how would that work?

Does one writer start a piece of copy--whether that's a headline, or longer copy--and another finishes, or adds to it?

Anonymous said...

not sure if those formats would lend themselves to the idea. maybe a story that writers can chip into? new characters or scenes can start whenever someone comes up with them. yeah, i'd do this. the only kicker is that you continuously play off of the previous entry in some form or fashion.
-anon

minx said...

That's the point of Layer Tennis--that you build on what's "volleyed" to you.

americanmidwestsamurai said...

We'll have to find contestants. Whose game?

Anonymous said...

I'll participate at some point.
-anon
*maybe a separate column could be set up on the side. that way we still look at the posted work and can contribute on the ongoing story without having to scroll.