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]
This is a collection of projects I have mostly completed in a personal/non-professional capacity.
The Antidetox Kit (and accompanying recipe book) provides an easy means for expelling essential vitamins and minerals from the body.
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 content producer.
Format: Self-published hardback
Pigeon: A Love StoryGames 2021
A 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.
An Audio Dictionary of EDM Vocal Hook Phrases (2015 wordlist, Abridged, Distorted for License Agreement Compliance)2017 Experimental Design Sound
Column based portfolio with tags, embedding, wysiwyg editing, rss, pdf conversion, and more. Requires server with Ruby/Rails installed, basic installation instructions provided. Demo here, source code here.
An online memoriam for for the dying cellphone, with Tweets about dead phones being read out loud in real-time.
'insecure_composition' (2015-2018) was an inefficient online artwork that automatically adjusted itself to become more alluring by evolving based on the duration of viewer visits.
Three modified Google search bars offering remedies for digital claustrophobia, overstimulation and nostalgia.
Early research that went on to inform my MA thesis (Castles in the Sky: Charting the evolution of the digital cloud through evolutions in its representation).
A VJing tool that creates an endless full-screen montage sequence out of submitted GIFs.
A satirical startup-style product exploring the idea of 'filter bubbles': 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. Featured on Fast Co. Design.