This morning, a minor epidemic broke out across social networking sites: people were liking, reposting and retweeting an image showing that today was the date that Doc and Marty traveled into the future in the first Back to the Future movie.
Unfortunately this was a doctored image, a complete hoax. If you need to double check on the real time and date the DeLorean travels into the future, see http://areweinthefutureyet.com/
This speed project is a collaboration with Seb Lee-Delisle.
“People Staring at Computers” is a photographic intervention.
I wrote a simple application that took one picture every minute. If it found a face, it uploaded the photo to my server. I installed the app around NYC over three days, collecting more than a thousand photos.
Before sharing the photos online, I decided to exhibit them in the same places they were originally captured. So I wrote another app that could be remotely triggered after being installed on all the computers in one location. When the app starts up, it takes a picture and slowly fades in that photo. A moment later, it starts cycling through older photos.
Most people instinctively quit the app less than 10 seconds after recognizing their own face, so the exhibition was relegated to the unused machines.
Is http://fffff.at/ a little too fat for you?
Now with 30% less fat. Released with rap music in true F.A.T. style. So thin, it had to be MIDI.
TTTTH.IN is a collaboration with Matt Mets.
Bonus! Instructions on the process are included in a comment at the top of the source code.
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