"1 kilobyte. 1 kibibyte. 1 kilobit. 1,000 ASCII characters. Source code, file size, tile size, the number of letters in a short story: you decide."
So was the challenge–the winner to receive a Terabyte hard drive from Seagate, which is celebrating is billionth sale–and so are the many fantastic entries. What better way to celebrate Terabyte-size hard drives than with a competition concerning tiny filesizes?
We hated judging this. So we picked out some extra prizes from the gadget dungeon to reward as many submissions as possible. Congratulations, everyone! Winners past the jump.The Robot Machine - Prize: Seagate hard drive.
TinyMona - Prize: M-Audio X-Session Pro USB mixing desk
Gabriel McGovern's minuscule rendering of Leonardo's Mona Lisa is a perfect summation of what the contest is about: making the most of limited resources. The distinctive character of a great work of art is somehow preserved in the smallest form. Take that, Fraunhofer institute! Mouseover the pic to zoom it.
Mandala Painting Applet - Prize: $10
Technogeek's entry is more than just a whiteboard, it takes the user's input and spins it into a psychedelic fury.
Two-minute procedural animation with music - Prize: $10
Stubbe's is stunning work, combining music and cutting-edge graphics. If you've got the machine to handle it, that is... Download it for Windows. For the rest of us, there's video.
Prizewinners, get in touch with me (rob at boing boing net) for your loot! Commiserations to everyone else -- happy hunting next time!