• This Twitter bot might be the world’s greatest pixel artist
03.12.14

This Twitter bot might be the world’s greatest pixel artist

I know that art is supposedly the ultimate expression of human emotions and whatnot, but THIS ARTBOT. Like clockwork, it creates and churns out abstract and frequently mesmerizing pixel art four times a day. It's called Great Artist and it lives up to the moniker. This is truly impressive work for a bot, or anybody for that matter. 

You understand why it’s so prolific when you learn the pedigree behind it. It’s pulling computer-generated imagery from the program created by the man with expertise in grotesque pixels doing strange things, Michael Brough. He, in collaboration with game developer Andi McClure, who likewise makes highly awesome stuff, created the software it pulls from for a game jam last year: Become a Great Artist in Just 10 Seconds. Is all great art headed toward automation? Maybe not, but this is incredible stuff.