Last week it was revealed that The Conservative Party have attempted to erase their historical speeches from the internet. Understandably, this has caused much scorn, prompting a Streisand effect of drawing more attention to this misdeed. But the internet never forgets, and the speeches are still available, if you know where to look. Whilst the […]
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 […]
Another experiment with the Tate Collection big data. I’m still working on how best to navigate the huge collection, so I thought it might be nice if Nicholas Serota himself (or at least an automated version of him) could show you around. Click the image below to start your personalised tour of the Tate Collection.
How do you model the mind of a book? This was the question John Higgs and I were discussing in the pub one night. John’s excellent book The KLF: Chaos, Magic, and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds was due to be released in paperback, and we wanted to see if we could make […]
I forked myself sometime around 2pm on the 1st of March 2013. There are now two shardcores, the one typing these words into some sort of explanation, and the other, a newborn shardcore (@shardecho) living some form of semi-autonomous life. He’s a shadow of me, an echo, but there’s something simultaneously fascinating and terrifying in […]