“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.
SPEED SHOW PRESENTA:
Jueves 7 de julio de 2011 | 7 pm
Glorieta de Insurgentes Local CC-07 B
Ciudad de México
El texto es un protocolo de comunicación milenario. Ya sea como parte de expresiones artísticas, protestas, críticas o for the lulz, el texto es capaz de crear un mundo ficticio, una crítica, literatura o hasta una revolución. Speed Show México presenta expresiones que tienen como principal característica el uso del texto, muchos de estos son sitios web que incorporan ya sea elementos visuales, códigos, poesía, animaciones, vídeo o son el resultado de hacking o filtración de información confidencial.
El lenguaje como la tecnología más sofisticada.
Carlos Aguirre – Paisaje Mexicano (mx)
Laura Balboa -You code me (mx)
Andrew Bard – Your world of text (us)
Bustrofedon - (mx)
Jorge Harmodio – Literatura Huiqui (mx)
The Juice Media – Rap News (au)
Austin Kleon – Newspaper blackout (us)
Lulz Security – Releases (internet)
Evan Roth – Mozilla Mark Up (us)
Randy Sarafan – Writes Letters (us)
Svartfax - FractalBots (se)
I’m honored to have my head 3D-scanned and printed out by MakerBot artist-in-residence Jonathan Monaghan as part of the “New York Notables” project . The collected mini-busts will be on display Thursday, June 30th 2011 at MakerBot HQ from 7-10PM (tonight!) at the BotCave.
Hey All,………….so I have a show right now at the Whitney called Pro Tools, please check it out if u r in NY. I wanted to point out that the brochure from the show which contains an essay and pics of works is now available as a PDF here for download. But more importantly, the brochure is actually available in two forms, one is the hard copy you can pick up for free at the Whitney, and the other is the above PDF download. In the version of the brochure at the Whitney, since it was printed by a professional printer which has the ability to print on the backs of pages, I had the back of each page be one of my Photoshop Gradient prints (I’ve been making a bunch of prints in the last few years with default Photoshop gradients FYI). Therefore you will notice the brochure at the Whitney has no staple, … that’s so you can take it apart, and have 8 FREE PRINTS. Enjoy! But, don’t fret if you are not in NYC, …… cause if you have downloaded the PDF, it is designed to be printed out all at once on a desktop printer, and then folded along the center length wise, after which it will turn into a small booklet. :)
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