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NYC TVs Being Transformed into Pixel Machines

 - Apr 12, 2007
References: jasoneppink & blog.coolz0r
Artists in NYC have been reclaiming the streets by taking over video advertising space with a device that transforms the images into pixels. Coolz0r describes, "Pixelator is an unauthorized on-going video art performance collaboration with the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority, Clear Channel Communications, and its selected artists. Since 2003, the MTA has made available for exhibition purposes 80 LED screens located at subway entrances across New York City. Unfortunately, the high cost of exhibiting (an estimated $274,000 per month per screen) prevents most artists from having access to these facilities." That seems like a lot of money per screen, but the end result is pretty cool.