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1000 word picture

Based on the assertion that 'a picture says 1000 words'.
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A television show in the same ilk as 'Watercolour Challenge' where every week a different celebrity comes on with a 1000 word piece written by themselves, which they then read out to three amateur artist contestants. The artists then have a specified period of time during which they must come up with a pictorial representation of the 1000 words. The celebrity comes back at the end to judge.
stupop, Mar 07 2002

Watercolour Challenge http://en.wikipedia...tercolour_Challenge
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       Call it "Kiloword". (No French judges, either.)   

       I'm reminded of "milli-Helens".
waugsqueke, Mar 07 2002
  

       I like this idea. How long a time period would the artists have to draw?   

       Hmmm, 1000 paper boats, each folded from discarded drawings, waugs?
bristolz, Mar 07 2002
  

       I'd say they'd have about 5 or 6 hours to complete their pictures. This would obviously be cut down for the purposes of television, with the host periodically checking up to see how they're getting along.
stupop, Mar 07 2002
  

       In Watercolour chanllenge they get four hours. I think that's plenty. Presumably they get a printout of the written work for reference?
goff, Mar 07 2002
  

       I thought this was going to be an ISO standard picture that was worth precisely 1000.000 words, fully calibrated, and useful for establishing the word-worthiness of other pictures by comparison.
beauxeault, Mar 07 2002
  

       Wouldn't it be 1024.000 words (and, for ISO, in a temperature and light-controlled enclosure, of course)?
bristolz, Mar 07 2002
  

       I'd set the video for the James Ellroy and Irvine Welsh editions of this programme.
calum, Mar 07 2002
  

       Give them something by Vernon... "Draw that!"
lubbit, Mar 07 2002
  

       You only get 1000 words, mind...
calum, Mar 07 2002
  

       <Obligatory> I thought this idea was going to be about pictures made up of a mosaic of 1000 words (think ASCII art) where the picture specifically relates to the content of the verbage. </Obligatory>   

       [stupop]'s version would have greater appeal.
phoenix, Mar 07 2002
  

       Steve, are you talking bytes or ints?
lubbit, Mar 07 2002
  

       bris, you'd win this one in no time.
waugsqueke, Mar 07 2002
  

       takes Peter to one side to have a quiet word with him..... Peter, my dear, its not art though you see, the sort we are talking about here. people who want to sell salacious literature such as the slim volume you have in your hand tend to.....
po, Mar 07 2002
  

       So it's like Iron Chef, only with visual art?
bookworm, Mar 07 2002
  

       I thought this would be some sort of law that would allow me to do all my school written work as drawings.
"there you go sir, a 2000 word essay just like you asked."
kaz, Mar 07 2002
  

       a word can mean different things. If I remember correctly a word is 2 bytes, you would have to limit the file size to 2k, but then 2k is 2048 bytes. I suppose you could just say the first 48 bytes or 24 words is reserved for the file header.
adroitt, Mar 07 2002
  

       LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWLLLLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH - 2 bytes?
po, Mar 07 2002
  

       Sounds more like someone choking to death on a byte, to me...
StarChaser, Mar 07 2002
  

       [po] Only for someone with a large mouth.
cp, Mar 08 2002
  

       Its also a bad pun...
RobertKidney, Mar 08 2002
  

       Maybe the resulting art should be limited to a 31.62 x 31.62 pixel image?
bristolz, Mar 08 2002
  

       Why does this remind me of the previous post about Marcel Marceau on speed while the audience is on acid? Why not unleash 1,000 hungry spider monkeys into a glass enclosure where the three contestants, wearing banana-scented clothing, must remain perfectly still, and the one remaining still the longest wins. Or what about ferret-legging....
entremanure, Mar 08 2002
  

       (Wonders where he'd dredge up .62 of a pixel)
phoenix, Mar 09 2002
  

       (details, phoenix)
bristolz, Mar 09 2002
  

       Good idea, stupop. A variant could be, instead of celebrities, mental patients.
mrthingy, Mar 12 2002
  

       ...a Thousand Turds.
RayfordSteele, Mar 13 2002
  

       Liked it when I read the idea. Like it better after reading people's additional ideas and digressions.
thecat, Jun 24 2003
  

       //I thought this idea was going to be about pictures made up of a mosaic of 1000 words (think ASCII art) where the picture specifically relates to the content of the verbage.//   

       So did I, and I like that better.
MisterQED, Feb 05 2008
  
      
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