It’s 4:30 am and I just finished making the most awkward 404 Not Found page on the internet.
This is a speed project: 3.5 hours. This kind of idea only comes to you at 12:30am. And you gotta do it then or you’re never gonna do it. (The missing 30 minutes in the timeline was a bike ride). Made at SPACES in Cleveland, OH!
“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.
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.