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
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.
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.
An Audio Dictionary of EDM Vocal Hook Phrases (2015 wordlist, Abridged, Distorted for License Agreement Compliance)2017
An experiment in abstract image creation via Youtube's overexcitable automated facial blocking technology - the conclusion to the piece, a series of selected stills, can be seen here, while a streaming 'easy-watching tv-channel' version of the project can be found at softloops.net.
Column based portfolio with tags, embedding, wysiwyg editing, rss, pdf conversion, etc. Requires server with Ruby/Rails installed, basic installation instructions provided. Demo here (also: the site you a viewing right now), source code here.
Photo credit: John Fass
The Antidetox Kit is a response to mandatory, state-enforced food fortification, providing an easy means for expelling commonly fortified vitamins and minerals from the body.
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
Garbage Collection: Some Visuals & Sketches from 2013-20152016 Book
Download link: http://www102.zippyshare.com/v/rriokEp1/file.html
Gestures Brush PackThings
- '...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.