Alexander Taylor

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☂ London
✉ a@alexandertaylor.org


Projects

Blissify.io

2016



A satirical pseudo-startup exploring filter bubbles, 'solutionism' and the quantified self -- Blissify is an extension for Google Chrome that uses emotion detection technology to automatically block the pages that are making you unhappy. See more and download.

3GTV

2016



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.

HEAP CUTS

2015



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).

Contentbot.net

2015



Contentbot is a virtual AI participant in the attention economy, relentlessly seeking out hot new content to engage with & share on a 24/7 basis. Meaningful tweets are occasionally constructed via rudimentary sentiment analysis. Watch it work in real time. Press: Prosthetic Knowledge, Motherboard, Gawker

A.P.G.T.H.

Website Live 3D

Outsourced Essays

2014 Book

Concepts for essays outsourced to content farms.



Misc

hands_in_the_air.mp3

2016


Download link temporarily unavailable.

Gestures Brush Pack

Tools



Set of 20+ Photoshop brushes (.abr format) made from the remnants of misc taps/drags/swipes. Preview -- DL (CC0).

insecure composition

Website Attempt


An inefficient artwork that automatically adjusts itself based on viewer visit times. Read more / view.

Feeling Lucky

Things Tools


Three modified Google search bars:

  1. '...claustrophobic' returns your search results with the top 1000 most visited websites removed (data via Alexa.com, Jan 2015).
  2. '...overstimulated' returns your search results only after a one hour wait time has passed.
  3. '...nostalgic' puts emphasis on search results dating between 1991 and 2005.

tree.watch

Website Live 3D HOT



A virtual tree growing in IRL time. Sequence expected to complete circa Q1 2025. Watch it all go down right here.

GIF Thing

GIF Web App Things Service Streaming



Creates a perpetual, randomized, full-screen montage sequence out of submitted GIFs.


Documents

Garbage Collection: Some Visuals & Sketches from 2013-2015

2016 Book



Size: A4
Pages: 94
Format: PDF
Published: 2016
Download link: http://www.filedropper.com/garbagecollection

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

2016 Book



Size: A4
Pages: 28
Format: PDF
Published: 2016
Download link: http://www93.zippyshare.com/v/wP2rJea0/file.html