tag: software

Touch Me Now at Colony 14 in Wales UK

Touch Me Now, for assembled Vine video loops with audio, will be part of Colony 14 in Cardigan, Wales, UK

FAQ for ScareMail

Q: Does ScareMail store or save any information? Does it violate my privacy in any way? A: No! While ScareMail could be written to read your email, all it does is watch for the Gmail compose window and then insert …

Install ScareMail

Installing ScareMail on your desktop browser is easy. Find your browser below and follow the instructions. Google Chrome (recommended) Click the button below to complete the installation of ScareMail on Google Chrome. When it finishes, load or reload Gmail. Install …

ScareMail

Makes email “scary” in order to disrupt NSA surveillance Install Visit the Install ScareMail page to setup ScareMail on your preferred browser. Introduction ScareMail is a web browser extension that makes email “scary” in order to disrupt NSA surveillance. Extending …

Video of Presentation at Unlike Us #3, Amsterdam

Video: Benjamin Grosser presented his work, Facebook Demetricator, at the Institute of Network Cultures’ Unlike Us #3 conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Facebook Demetricator

A web browser extension that hides all the metrics on Facebook Install Visit the Install Facebook Demetricator page to setup Demetricator on your preferred browser. Introduction The Facebook interface is filled with numbers. These numbers, or metrics, measure and present …

Reload The Love!

Software now facilitates many aspects of daily life, whether it’s your phone, your car, your bank, or your refrigerator. Though immaterial, software is still a designed object created by humans. I’m interested in how those designs serve its creators, as …

How the Technological Design of Facebook Homogenizes Identity and Limits Personal Representation

How Facebook transforms individuals into instruments of capital, limits self-description, and controls one’s visual presentation of self identity.

Interactive Robotic Painting Machine

Introduction Machine in an Exhibition Context (w/ video) Head Swap: Collaborative Work for Violin and Painting Machine (w/ video) How It Works Paintings Photographs Related Content Introduction Our everyday interactions are increasingly mediated by technology, be they mobile phones, chat …

Interactive Robotic Painting Machine Makes Debut

On April 26, my interactive robotic painting machine will make its public debut at the Krannert Center. The result of over a year’s worth of work, the machine uses artificial intelligence to paint its own body of work and to make its own decisions. It also listens to its environment and considers what it hears as input into the painting process.

Finding Your Voice

If you don’t speak will anyone see you? Do surveillance technologies modify the way we speak or think about ourselves in public? What happens if we can see conversation dynamics? Will it change the conversation? This work, titled Finding Your …

Remote and Virtual Instrumentation

One of my primary areas of research and development during my time at the Beckman Institute was in remote and virtual instrumentation. Remote instrumentation refers to a software and hardware system that facilitates remote operation of a machine (a microscope …