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A visualization of people who’ve contributed to the Barack Obama page on Wikipedia. Users who edit a lot drift toward the center. Best watched full screen in HD!

Visualized using code_swarm (Processing) and my new Wikipedia page history parser Wikiswarm (Ruby). Code and instructions on how to make your own visualizations can be found in the README or on

Music is from DJ Z-Trip’s Obama Mix.

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Posted on November 7, 2008


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from Urban Prankster:

We’ve been tipped off to a top secret event happening on the streets on New York next week. The organizers who include the Yes Men, the Anti-Advertising Agency, and others aren’t giving much away, but if you were praying for an Obama win then this will be up your alley no matter who wins. Get involved and join their team.


Posted on November 6, 2008


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Experience the censored Chinese internet at home!

The Firefox add-on China Channel offers internet users outside of China the ability to surf the web as if they were inside mainland China. Take an unforgetable virtual trip to China and experience the technical expertise of the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (supported by western companies). It’s open source, free and easy.

Watch the fffffat screencast:

This project is currently exhibited at the “Videotage” in Hong Kong (6.10.-4.11.2008)
Two computers are connected to a single keyboard and mouse allowing visitors to control both identical machines at the same time while using just a single input device. The only difference between the two internet terminals is their network connection; one machine is connected to the less restricted internet in Hong Kong, while the other is connected to the internet through a connection point in the mainland of China.

Videotage Hong Kong

China Channel was developed by Aram Bartholl, Evan Roth and Tobias Leingruber (consulted by LM4K and Jamie Wilkinson.)


Download the CCFF add-on on and experience the Chinese censorship now!

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I just finished the first major round of updates to the DeTouch project in almost two years. DeTouch is an interactive online tool that visualizes the alterations made by professional re-touch artists. This update doubles the amount of data from re-touch websites and includes downloads for full screen standalone applications in Linux, Mac, and Windows.


Linux, Mac, Windows

Source Code (18kb)
Processing Project Folder(126mb)

The brighter the pixel value the more the area has been altered:

DeTouch will be on exhibition as part of Beyond A Memorable Fancy at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts from Oct. 30th to Dec. 13th. Details below:

EFA Project Space
Gallery hours: 12-6, Wed- Sat
Opening Reception, November 1, 6-9
323 W 39th Street, 2nd Fl
New York City

Also included in the exhibition is TSA Communication, and the G.R.L. Laser Stencil / Green Lantern (more on that soon).


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Posted on October 25, 2008


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