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Objects

[data, set]

2019 AI/ML Installations Experimental Design Includes Book Speculative Futures

‘[data, set]’ showcases a speculative home automation system in which the smells, lighting conditions, audio and visuals within the environment are controlled by an AI-powered system which monitors visitors to the space in real time.

2% Of Spaces You Could Possibly Encounter

2019 AI/ML Installations Physical Computing


'2% Of Spaces You Could Possibly Encounter' uses machine learning to classify an installation in real-time as visitors modify the layout of the space. Using MIT's Places database of 10 million images, a live feed is taken from the camera, ran through a neural network trained on the dataset, then filed into one of 365 spacial categories, ranging from amusement parks to operating theatres

TDT System

2018 Installations Visual Communication Speculative Futures Products

A research-led speculative design project that critiques methods of 'soft control' used by sharing-economy business's that rely on maintaining consistent pools of contractors, day and night.

Two Heartbeats

2018 Physical Computing Experimental Design


'Two Heartbeats' uses readings from two heartbeat monitors -- placed on the index finger of two individuals -- to control the rhythm of a ferrofluid heartbeat. Collaboration with Jaz Affleck.

Antidetox Kit

2018 Experimental Design Includes Book Speculative Futures Products



The Antidetox Kit (and accompanying recipe book) provides an easy means for expelling essential vitamins and minerals from the body. 

Two Offices

2018 Visual Communication Experimental Design Includes Book


A one-off photo book exploring two distinct London office spaces, designed to be read on an office ceiling panel light that has been modified for home use.

Outsourced Essays

2014 Includes Book



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.

Pages: 36
Format: Self-published hardback
Published: 2014


Not Objects

Blissify.io

2016 AI/ML Physical Computing Visual Communication Experimental Design Speculative Futures Applications



A satirical startup-style 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.

Two Short Films About Scanners

2018 Visual Communication


Note: Contains intense flashing imagery

3GTV

2016 Visual Communication Experimental Design Websites



An immersive 3D 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




Contentbot.net

2015 AI/ML Websites



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]

Tree HD

2016 Visual Communication Experimental Design



Created for the EO1 display as part of a commission for Electric Objects, Tree HD is a quantified digital tree that you can watch grow in real time, taking 10 years from activation to reach maturation. 

HEAP CUTS

2015 Experimental Design Sound Websites


Collaboration with Jason Friedman (of The Hundred In The Hands) for New Ancestors. Embedded YouTube and Soundcloud content piles in a 3D space to form a 'modular composition with no beginning or end'.

Plainfolio

2015 Products Applications



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.

A.P.G.T.H.

2015 Experimental Design Websites



An online memoriam for for the dying cellphone, with Tweets about dead phones being read out loud in real-time. 

Screensaveme

2014 Visual Communication Websites


A series of abstracted videos and still images created by crossing Youtube's automated facial blocking technology with stock footage of faces.

insecure_composition

2015 AI/ML Websites


'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.

Gestures Brush Pack

2014 Experimental Design Products


Set of 20+ Photoshop brushes (.abr format) made from the remnants of taps/drags/swipes scanned from the screen of a mobile phone touchscreen.

Feeling Lucky

2015 Experimental Design Websites


Three modified Google search bars offering remedies for digital claustrophobia, overstimulation and nostalgia.

Garbage Collection: Some Visuals & Sketches from 2013-2015

2016 Visual Communication Experimental Design Includes Book



Size: A4
Pages: 94
Format: PDF

Little Fluffy Clouds: Examples of Representations of 'The Cloud' in Marketing Material, Circa 2014

2016 Visual Communication Experimental Design Includes Book



Size: A4
Pages: 28
Format: PDF

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).

3310/2015

2015 Visual Communication

Image series exploring a slip in the timelines of cultural and consumer electronics production.

GIF Thing

2014 Experimental Design Applications Websites



A VJing tool that creates an endless full-screen montage sequence out of submitted GIFs.

psd.psd

Image Series 2014



Small image series created by iterating Photoshop CS5 filters upon themselves until they reveal surprising elements of their own logic.