Category Archives: twitterbots

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 […]

The Truth, Post-Truth & Nothing Like The Truth

I gave this talk at the Devonshire Collective Digital Weekender in Eastbourne on 9th Feb 2018. Covering topics including: algoculture, machine-mediated-reality, AI, bots, deepfakes, george osborne, robert anton wilson, operation mindfuck and newt gingrich Filmed by Anna Winter Digital Weekender, produced by Devonshire Collective Curator/Programmer: Amy Zamarripa Solis & Jon Pratty Part of the Threshold […]

@everytrumpette

Watching the Trump campaign from the UK, I have been struck by the images of Trump supporters, people who will queue in the baking sun for hours to take part in the horrorshow of a Trump rally. Trump voter 2,738,251 pic.twitter.com/5iDlXbaTt0 — Every Trump-ette (@everytrumpette) September 26, 2016 I am fascinated and terrified by these […]

Adventures at the edge of culture

Here’s video of the talk I gave in May at The Odditorium, about ideaspace and algo-culture, alongside Alan Moore, John Higgs and others. I talk about @factbot1, @theresamaybot, MachineImaginedArt and Algo-incantations amongst other things. It’s 23 minutes long, of course. Here’s a video of Alan Moore in conversation with John Higgs, later on in the […]

@trippingbot draws

I’ve been very pleased with the addled reports that @trippingbot has been writing whilst getting wasted every single night for the last seven months. However, I felt she should do more, perhaps represent her varying state in a different form. Now she draws. Each drawing is unique, based on data captured from real acts of […]