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A connected robot of one’s own

Azahara Cerezo Remedios Zafra published “A connected room of one’s own” in 2012 (in Spanish in 2010), an essay which critically explores the redefinition of private spaces as nodes. It also focuses on their relationships with a possible new conformation of the self and its emancipation within this public-private scene marked by the Net. “A […]

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Google Badwords

Wayne Clements Google searches have a built-in autocomplete facility. If you enter a word, Google will offer search suggestions to save you time typing. Some words Google will not auto-complete. There is a list of these, compiled originally by Jamie Dubs. He published them here: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/08/words_banned_from_bing_and_google_s_autocomplete_algorithms.html. It has been suggested that Google practises a form […]

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ScareMail

Benjamin Grosser 2013 web browser extension ScareMail is a web browser extension that makes email “scary” in order to disrupt NSA surveillance. Extending Google’s Gmail, the work adds to every new email’s signature an algorithmically generated narrative containing a collection of probable NSA search terms. This “story” acts as a trap for NSA programs like […]

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no.wiktionary

Wayne Clements ‘no.wiktionary’ has two aspects. It is a list of deleted words with user definitions from the deletion log of http://no.wiktionary.org/wiki/Forside. It is also a live check and print to screen of recent deleted words. It is intended as a sort of anti-dictionary of Norwegian. It is also a form of recycling. It re-uses […]

Big Data Wall Fillers

Birgit Bachler The project Big Data Wall Fillers is an attempt to make abstract datasets more accessible for domestic use, by processing them into decorative wall paper. The datasets used so far contain the following datasets: Benthic infauna (marine ecology – critters in the sand/mud flats) in Waitem/Manukau/ Kaipara harbours Nuclear power plants worldwide and […]

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The Temporary Archive of Ambiguous Architectures

Kelly Jaclynn Andres The Temporary Archive of Ambiguous Architecture (2012-2014), is a series of experiments with rapid prototyping techniques and living fungi. The first part of the archive system (Archive 1, math & mycelium) uses a modified rep rap printer that is programmed to print with agar and mycelium spores when it senses vibrations in […]

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Ghostradio

Markus Decker, Pamela Neuwirth, Franz Xaver Ghostradio is a physical mechanism that generates random numbers through chance. Cyber-culture has become problematic for our democratic societies. Instead of using digital technologies for social development, a panopticon powered by supercomputers has been created. Internet communication gets copied for content analysis by spy agencies and corporations. At the […]

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Solar sculptures

Egil Paulsen Nature gives way to speciation depending on the building blocks it can offer. Only by the decades, enormous amounts of plastic, silicon and metals has been dug up, refined, and put into circulation. It has been said that we are the genitals of our technology. We exist only to improve next years model. […]

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en Spesiell Gruppe Mobiler/ Special Mobile Group

Øyvind Mellbye en Spesiell Gruppe Mobiler/ Special Mobile Group (2012) Stone,wood, cellphones, shellac and watercolor on mdf / 40cm x 45 cm x 14cm Special Mobile Group consist of 8 cellphones arranged in a frame with watercolor painting on one side. The phones are set up in continuous dialogue. Sounds and ambience is picked up […]

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BinAIRy Talk

Jakob Kilian, Niklas Isselburg While digital Data in the form of binary codes was primarily transferred through cables at the turn of the millennium, we are currently confronted with a rise of wireless networks. Air as a transmitting material is taking over. Invisible to our eyes and capable of travelling unimaginable distances due to the […]

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Documentary HackteriaLab 2014 – Yogyakarta

European Premiere Citizen science has long contributed to the health of local communities by making people aware of their environment in the form of oral histories and traditional wisdom. Recently, the effort to democratize science created opportunities for innovation and a model for public participation in science. These movements rippled into many things such as […]

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XXLAB – WATI: The Domestic Hacking Project

WATI: The Domestic Hacking Project Wati is an imaginary figure whose name was taken from our school textbooks, a once common Indonesian name representing the female identity. To us, Wati is the quintessential Indonesian woman. The name’s popularity has since declined as parents prefer more “modern” names. Time has got the better of Wati, but […]