Created by Lauren McCarthy, Crowdpilot lets you crowdsource your conversations by bringing a group of your friends or strangers along to listen.
The use of self-tracking apps and devices is now so widespread that it is easy to overlook how much our thinking about ‘personal analytics’ is rooted in social web services. Urbana-Champaign-based media artist Benjamin Grosser’s most recent project, Facebook Demetricator, is a multi-browser plugin that recontextualizes Facebook’s interface by stripping out all mentions of quantity. […]
Created by Jasper van Loenen and Bartholomäus Traubeck, The Poking Machine is a wearable device that pokes you physically whenever you are poked on Facebook, no matter where you are. Online social networks are platforms for communication, enabling us to connect anywhere we go. However, they still lack the mediation of physical communication. Facebook tries to […]
Is post social media friendship an emotional investment of diminishing returns? It really depends who you ask. Midwest-based designer Colin Pinegar’s recent BFA project Best Friends definitely calls the authenticity of ubiquitous connectivity into question, or at least adds some nuance to qualifying these relationships. Pinegar created a ‘scorecard’ for his Facebook friends that awarded […]
Impulse 101 is a diptych, half painting/half beamer, 100% on the internet. Anthony Antonellis began with the 4 font characters of 8-bit Block ASCII, ░ ▒ ▓ █. The end results consists of two 100 x 100 cm canvases. The left (black) side is acrylic on canvas, while the right is a beamer projection of ASCII art […]