Category Archives: big data

The Adversary

Privacy International asked me to design a twitterbot based around their character ‘The Adversary‘. The Adversary represents the (in)visible forces chipping away at our privacy, harvesting and analysing data about us for their own (sometimes oblique) purposes. In this context, Facebook is as much of an adversary as GCHQ or the NSA. Governments and companies […]

IN VITRO

MRI technology reveals the unseeable – a non-invasive method for exploring the very nature of the self. Advances in technology mean that each year we are able to reveal more and more detail. This series of works highlight the tentative relationship between the seen and unseen. I have given the data a physical form, the […]

The Mood of the Nation

As we approach the election, it becomes apparent that the narrative landscape of politics has changed. In the past, the discourse was led by inky newspapers and the satirical sniping of broadcaster-sanctioned comedians. The last election, in 2010, certainly had a social media component – manifested by the American-aping ‘televised debates’ and the associated back-channel […]

@algobola

disclaimer Ebola is a serious business, people are dying. The best way to stop the spread of a disease is to contain it at source. There are many organisations actively involved in treating people in West Africa. Do your bit – lobby your politicians and shake them out of their apathy, or make a donation […]

Machine Imagined Artworks (2013)

Taking another look at the Tate Data, the most interesting categories, for me, are the more subjective ones, the categories which feel like they’re furthest along the ‘I need a human to make this judgement’ axis. This dataset goes beyond simple ‘fact based’ descriptions, which means it contains a whole lot more humanity than most […]