Created by Sebastian Vargas at ECAL (Bachelor Media & Interaction Design), Postgram is a bot for 'human storytelling' that explores issues of public data, privacy and image making using a process of "fair hack” to develop a story narrative. It speculate about the social network behaviour and search for new possibilities for film content.
Using @post.gram instagram account: each time a photo is published, the bot use the geolocalisation data to seek for someone living around using a public directory. Once someone is found, is automatically added as a new contact in Sebastian's phone and then sends him/her a printed postcard of the image. New contacts are then called to notify them about the postcard and a proposal to meet and film the encounter. The meeting is filmed, stories told, narratives discovered. See project page for full videos.
Created by Aurélien Pellegrini at ECAL , ‘Pump and Surf’ encourages internet users to find out how much energy is spent when they are surfing the internet. The user is asked to make a physical effort equal to the energy required to convey the data that will enable the site to be displayed.