Now, I know it's passe to burn a flag, but what about converting it into a population of 460 colour traders and releasing them into an artificial colour-based economy?

Is that so wrong?

In this Colour Economy render, a conveniently geometric image creates bands of rich and poor particles, with a cluster of poverty at the top left.


What if pixels were free? What if they could trade their computer-given red, green, and blue values in pursuit of a profit?

The Colour Economy imagines an artificial economy of pixels, in which individual 'traders' exchange colour.

The Colour Economy is a project by Jer Thorp ( and was built with Processing v. 0135.

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