Per Capita
  • Planthropy 28 September - 2 October 2016

    The techno-social rhythms of social media and philanthropy are animated in "Planthropy." In this interactive installation, grow lights immerse the viewer in a garden of illuminated hanging planters constructed from clear plastic tubing. The...

  • Laborers of Love / LOL 28 September - 2 October 2016

    “Laborers of Love/LOL” is a crowdsourcing project that explores how sexuality and desire are mediated through new technologies, specifically new models of global, outsourced labor. The final product is a short video mashup where 1970’s...

  • Social Turkers 28 September - 2 October 2016

    What if we could receive real-time feedback on our social interactions? Lauren McCarthy developed a system like this for herself using Amazon Mechanical Turk to explore such a phenomenon in the form of a performance. During a month of going on dates with...

  • Networked Optimization (300 wpm) 28 September - 2 October 2016

    “Networked Optimization” is a series of three crowdsourced versions of popular self-help books. Each book contains the full text, which is however invisible, appearing as white text on a white background. The only text that remains readable is...

  • Pure Water Touching Clear Sky 28 September - 2 October 2016

    "Pure Water Touching Clear Sky" is a community garden interwoven with networked electronics. A video feed of the garden is broadcast to twitch.tv, a live-streaming site geared towards competitive video gaming. Many channels on twitch.tv permit...

  • Print Wikipedia 28 September - 2 October 2016

    "Print Wikipedia" is both a utilitarian visualization of the largest accumulation of human knowledge and a poetic gesture towards the futility of the scale of big data. Michael Mandiberg has written software that parses the entirety of the...

  • Daily Paywall 28 September - 2 October 2016

    In "Daily Paywall," tens of thousands of articles were appropriated from the websites of Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist by hacking their paywall systems. The artist redistributed the pay-per-view articles for free and offered...