Proud to announce my collaboration with Daniel Howe and Helen Nissenbaum: AdNauseam—a browser add-on that obfuscate data mining by also ‘clicking’ every blocked ad.
a spiritual plugin visualizing the (forced) confessions obtained by divine web trackers. As the Decode exhibition opens I am very happy to launch a brand new project today, Good Listeners, commissioned by the V&A with generous support from the Porter Foundation and in collaboration with Design Museum Holon. Good Listeners is a browser plugin that … Continue reading Introducing: Good Listeners
Invisible audiences drive the success and failures of mediated social life. But before we rush to further network our private and public spaces we should consider this radical cultural shift. Some lessons can be learned from a recent ambiguous website and an old ambiguous book. [Hebrew translation available] Mushon Zer-Aviv (il) about getting intimate with … Continue reading Getting Intimate with Invisible Audiences
Ignoring my grandma… friending my enemies… WTF? Is it even reasonable to expect social media to reflect the depth of our social life? And when it fails, what do we stand to lose? (+ tips & hacks) I have recently become more interested in the “It’s Complicated” option in Facebook’s relationship status. It has hit … Continue reading Relationship: It’s Complicated
On February 9th Google have unvailed Google Buzz, a service that involuntarily transforms every Gmail user’s private contact list into a public social network. While Google has suffered from privacy concerns in the past, Buzz is considered by many angry users to be crossing a line. Many loyal Google users including myself have hence chosen … Continue reading #BuzzOff: 10 reasons to turn Google Buzz off
* an edited version of this review was written for and published in Rhizome. “Social Networking, we’ve all heard of it, we all hate it… but now you can let your contacts work for you!” Generative Social Networking (GSN®) is a brand developed by artists Christian Croft and Andrew Schneider. It is a software and … Continue reading Generative Social Networking
August 06: We Passion Power and Control – the dark desires of art under surveillance August 24th 7:30pm Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st Street, New York, NY 10011 www.eyebeam.org This time the Upgrade event will attempt to take on the dark desires beyond the basic art/privacy/surveillance discourse. Through three projects exercising different modes of surveillance we … Continue reading Upgrade NY: We Passion Power and Control
Thoughts about opt-in surveillance technologies Unforgettable Face I just lately came across this cool website called Riya. Riya is an image search engine that doesn’t only search the data associated with the image, but actually searches the image content itself. Riya recognizes text in the images and through it’s OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and human … Continue reading My People, Let Pharaoh Go!
For my ‘current events’ in privacy & information I have decided to give some examples of new-media artworks / experiments that refer to the subject. This is a choice of some project which will each give its own perspective and hopefully be informative as a ‘what’s being done in the field’ kind of overview. This … Continue reading Surveillance & Privacy in art