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Websites & Digital

Tree HD

2016

Tree HD v1 (w/ HUD)
Created for the EO1 display as part of a commission for Electric Objects, Tree HD is a virtual tree growing in real time. Taking 10 years from it's initial generation to reach maturation, details such as simulated co2 levels, leaf count, and trunk measurements can be tracked via the display. An extension of an earlier web-based project, http://tree.watch.

Blissify.io

2016



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

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).

Gestures Brush Pack

Things



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

3310/2015

Image Series 3D

Contentbot.net

2015



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]

insecure composition

Website


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.

A.P.G.T.H. (All phones go to heaven)



An imagined purgatory for the dying cellphone, with tweets transmitted in real-time. [http://www.allphonesgotoheaven.com/]


Audiovisual

An Audio Dictionary of EDM Vocal Hook Phrases (2015 wordlist, Abridged, Distorted for License Agreement Compliance)

2017




psd.psd

Image Series



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


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