This is a quick export from the Colour Economy interface as it sits right now. This demonstrates the Flickr import - right now the images are coming from the group 'catchy colors' (

You'll notice, compared to the other videos, that there are now more traders involved (900 in this render - though I've tested renders with up to 10,000)


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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