10Eastern was founded in 2003 by Rich Vogel to showcase the works of a tightly knit scene of Grand Rapids Michigan based musicians. 10 Eastern is also a place, the house (pictured top left) where the site started.
In 2004 the Drawrings Boards were started, with the introduction of a java based applet that allows you to draw using your mouse and save the results to a gallery. A number of people who stumbled upon the site started drawing and interacting and grew quickly, with over 1000 drawn in a few months time, and more than 20,000 drawn to date by people from many different countries.
In March of 2004 the Found Photos project came together on accident, by using a filesharing program seeking music and finding hundreds of photos in a folder instead. 120 Archives of photos have been created since then, each containing an average of 50+ photos hand selected from an average of 5000+ photos per archive. All photos displayed were publicly shared. A few articles have been printed about foundphotos - in 2004 by Pamela O'Connell in the New York Times, an inclusion in a reuters article on filesharing in various newspapers - http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5614116/ - and reviews and articles on many sites online.
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