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These artists went beyond Google Sheets to make a mural

Engadget Engadget 20/07/2016 Brittany Vincent
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Spreadsheets typically equate to boring, menial work. Who wants to talk about data entry? Google has taken some interesting measures to go beyond spreadsheets' intended use (namely Google Sheets) and has created art instead.

As part of a collaboration with Refinery29, Google asked artists Marina Esmeraldo of Barcelona and Mallory Heyer of New York to "push Sheets to its limits" and go beyond data and number-crunching. The duo quickly realized the best way to make something memorable: using Sheets as a tool to create art using data cells filled in with color to create a larger picture.

The finalized image was a 13' x 34' mural which was created by Colossal Media in Brooklyn, turning what began as colorful points of data into an enormous work of art. If you're in the area and want to see the finished product in real life, head over to Bogart & Thames in Brooklyn to get a look at the wall where the mural is positioned until August 14th. If you're ever bored and want to create something unique, why not turn to Google Sheets?


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