Author Archives: Christo
Saw this today at Eyebeam. Play certainly with last.fm idea, scrobbling the files you delete rather than the music you’re playing. Waste.fm is a radio station that broadcasts discarded audio files from around the world. Users take the place of … Continue reading
Happy New Year!
A compelling juxtaposition of slippery tweets against images of erasures performed on lined paper. The shifting white-balance threads the corporate blue and “verified account” tick into a drone dead drama. The persistence of these media still greater than some of … Continue reading
Read/ReWrite City is a time-based visualization of the locations where New York City performed graffiti identification and removal.
I took the City’s graffiti locations data set for a walk last Sunday in Brooklyn using the graffiti web app. As discussed in my last post, mapping and animating the graffiti locations reveals patterns of paths and intensities. These are … Continue reading
The video animates the reading and writing processes that government agencies and contractors perform. Each dot in the animation represents a record within the graffiti locations data set that the City posts on NYC Open Data. The placement of each … Continue reading
In my last post, I tried to situate my exploration of a data set within media archaeology by foregrounding the gaps contained within the data set and how those point back to the discursive context of urban space. It was … Continue reading
“Media archaeology rummages textual, visual, and auditory archives,” says Erik Huhtamo and Jussi Parikka, “as well as collections of artifacts, emphasizing both the discursive and the material manifestations of culture” . The archive that I have been rummaging is a … Continue reading
– from Andre Breton’s The Automatic Message To understand surrealist automatic writing, we might think of typing without backspace or undo. In the process of writing this first sentence, I performed countless of edits. The words are coming with difficulty. … Continue reading