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'Hit Counter' by Zach Gage Shows the Metric Value of Art Viewing

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 24, 2010 • References: stfj.net and psfk
You may not consider this basic, birch block as a piece of art, but believe me, the 'Hit Counter' certainly is gallery-worthy. Although it is not a traditional artwork, it relies on the number of visitors that observe it to determine its popularity.

Using old computer software, the 'Hit Counter' combines facial recognition in order to tabulate how many people have viewed it. The creator, Zach Gage, questions, "If literal popularity is such an important metric of value, can it not be used to evaluate an artwork?"