The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, each frame of the nearly four-hour broadcast averaged to a single-colour 1x1 pixel, and positioned left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Here's some rough times of what happened when during the ceremony (timings from the Guardian). 21:00 The ceremony begins: cricket greens, geese, Bradley Wiggins 21:11 Kenneth Branagh: Caliban's speech 21:16 Smokestacks, factory workers, miners, suffragettes 21:25 Olympic rings ablaze, fireworks 21:31 James Bond arrives with the Queen 21:36 Children sing and sign the national anthem 21:44 NHS, Great Ormond Street hospital, JK Rowling, Lord Voldemort, Mary Poppins, the Child Catcher 21:51 Sir Simon Rattle, London Symphony Orchestra, Rowan Atkinson, Chariots of Fire - 22:04 Musical montage, Dizzee Rascal, Sir Tim Berners-Lee 22:17 David Beckham delivering the torch by speedboat 22:22 Tribute to the war dead and the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks in London - 22:28 Athletes' parade of 204 nations - 00:03 The Arctic Monkeys and winged cyclists 00:12 Sebastian Coe and Jacques Rogge's speeches 00:21 The Queen declares open the games of London, fireworks, Olympic flag, Doreen Lawrence, Shami Chakrabati and Ban Ki-moon 00:27 Torch: David Beckham to Sir Steve Redgrave to seven young athletes who light the cauldron 00:51 Paul McCartney Inspired by Jason Salavon's The Top Grossing Film of All Time, 1 x 1.
Taken on August 04, 2012 at 02:11AM
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