Projects

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AIRWORLD BANNER ADS

From the Airworld series 1999

This online project used the Doubleclick.com network to distribute one million banner ads over one month, from mid-August to mid-September 1999. Each banner ad adopted a business slogan such as "option: business as usual" or "welcome, we are air." Doubleclick.com, which sponsored the project, did not inform the sites on which the ads were displayed that they were hosting this ...

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AIRWORLD ECONOMIC THEORIES

From the Airworld series 1999

Airworld Economic Theories uses DHTML and javascript to create a real-time remix between texts taken from the economic theory of Marx and the content of prominent financial websites. The Marx quotes are imprinted upon live sites from the Airworld database, creating a "floating" layer of the critique of capital.

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AIRWORLD FLOOD TIMER

From the Airworld series 1999

Airworld Flood Timer was produced in solidarity with art collective etoy.com as they attempted to flood the site of etoys.com in the 1999 performance/intervention Toywar. The Flood Timer was designed to time the servers of etoys.com by drawing from an internal dictionary to repeatedly query their site's searching functions. The user has no controls other than to start or stop ...

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AIRWORLD JARGON MACHINE

From the Airworld series 1999

The McCoys use software to scan the websites where the Airworld Banner Ads were displayed, collecting their texts and press releases for a database. The Airworld site extracts from this database to create unique texts for each visitor to the site. These texts presented a flood of corporate jargon. In addition, the Jargon Machine searches for images using the, then ...

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AIRWORLD WORKSTATIONS 1

photograph 1999

A series of photographs from the Airworld installation project as realised at the World Trade Center during the “World Views” residency program. The installation consisted of viewing stations from which viewers could access the project’s website, radio program, and video components.

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AIRWORLD WORKSTATIONS 2

photograph 1999

A series of photographs from the Airworld installation project as realised at the World Trade Center during the “World Views” residency program. The installation consisted of viewing stations from which viewers could access the project’s website, radio program, and video components.

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AIRWORLD WORKSTATIONS 3

photograph 1999

A series of photographs from the Airworld installation project as realised at the World Trade Center during the “World Views” residency program. The installation consisted of viewing stations from which viewers could access the project’s website, radio program, and video components.

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THE BABYSITTER TAPES

Performance 1999

A series of performances in which a participant watches an episode of Starsky & Hutch that the audience can not see. The performer describes the action and visual description of the show to the audience in as much detail as possible.

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CURLYCUE

Software for live mixing of audio samples written by Kevin McCoy 1998

Curlycue gathers and layers recorded and live audio samples, generating random loops that the user can then activate and dynamically manipulate in real-time. The cued items are sequenced, drawn out, split, or otherwise mixed and are played as accompaniments to video or used as a live re-mixing tool during performances. This software has provided the basis for collaborative live performances ...

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REPLAY

Interactive video projection 1998

In this interactive video installation, a video projection screen displays images of athletes in motion, taken from broadcast television sports. Bleacher-style seats are provided for audience members. The audience's direct participation, through sound, drives the speed at which the projected athletes move.

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SENSE OF SPACE

Interactive video projection 1998

Sense of Space consists of a video projection in a gallery space, showing images of past visitors to the gallery. On entering the space, a camera records users and their images stored in a computer database. A pre-programmed algorithm collages images of current visitors together with past visitors. A soundtrack places the viewer in fictional transit zones where instructions, descriptions ...

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MAINTENANCE/WEB

Web project made in collaboration with Torsten Zenas Burns 1997

Made in collaboration with Torsten Burns, this net art project presents the fictional scenario of a gardening space ship, the Green Field. The site includes a catalogue of fictional gardening tools, biographies of the ship’s three crew members (the artists’ alter egos), a virtual tour of the ship, a ship’s log, and a space where users can send directives to ...