Contentbot is a virtual AI participant in the online attention economy, relentlessly seeking out new content to engage with & share on a 24/7 basis. Tweets are occasionally constructed via rudimentary sentiment analysis. Watch it work in real time. Press: Gawker, Prosthetic Knowledge, Motherboard [Vice]
A pseudo-startup product exploring filter bubbles, 'solutionism' and the quantified self -- Blissify is a functional browser extension for Google Chrome that uses emotion detection technology to automatically block the pages that are making the user unhappy. See more and download. Press: Fast Co. Design, The Creators Project, Vocativ, Prosthetic Knowledge
An immersive viewing platform/automated web-based TV channel dedicated to the one million or so .3gp* files that have found their way onto Youtube, with the option to narrow video selections down to specific regions and categories. With thanks to Rhizome, who commissioned it as part of their microgrants program (see blog post here).
Designed to be viewed with Google Chrome.
*A largely extinct file container that was most popular during the first wave of video-playing mobile phones.
Collaboration with Jason Friedman (of The Hundred In The Hands) for New Ancestors. A critique of digital absorption and waste from within a utopian plane of consumption, Heap Cuts examines the individual promise of, and consolidated power-structures for, de-materialized music creation and consumption. View it here (/mirror).
Vignette on the neutrality of technology -- an imagined purgatory for the dying cellphone, with tweets transmitted in real-time.
Garbage Collection: Some Visuals & Sketches from 2013-20152016 Book
Download link: http://www102.zippyshare.com/v/rriokEp1/file.html
Little Fluffy Clouds: Examples of Representations of 'The Cloud' in Marketing Material, Circa 20142016 Book
Download link: http://www93.zippyshare.com/v/wP2rJea0/file.html
A collection of eleven hypothetical concepts for essays outsourced to content mills; bulk producers of textual content specifically written to satisfy search engine ranking algorithms, often mass-generated via semi-automated content spinning software. Each essay is printed as it was originally received by the seller.
Format: Self-published hardback
Selected excerpts here.
Gestures Brush PackThings
Column based portfolio with tags, embedding, wysiwyg editing, rss, pdf conversion, etc. Requires server with Ruby/Rails installed, basic installation instructions provided. Demo here, source code here.
- '...claustrophobic' returns your search results with the top 1000 most visited websites removed (data via Alexa.com, Jan 2015).
- '...overstimulated' returns your search results only after a one hour wait time has passed.
- '...nostalgic' puts emphasis on search results dating between 1991 and 2005.