The Sound of eBay completes UBERMORGEN.COM's trilogy that also includes Amazon Noir and Google Will Eat Itself (GWEI)(1). In order to understand the significance of this work, a brief look at recent Net.Art history is helpful.
in absentia is a site-specific web-based project by J. R. Carpenter presented by Dare-Dare. in absentia hacks the Google Maps API to address issues of gentrification and its erasures in the Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal. A satellite view of the neighbourhood is haunted by postcard stories to and from former tenants forced out of the neighbourhood by economically motivated decisions made in their absence.
Cityscapes enables people to share experiences of places where they live, have or might have lived. It reflects shared physical and imaginative space. Its theoretical basis resides in locative art and pyschogeography. The camera and descriptive text are its locative technologies; the pyschogeography are the spaces we inhabit. Browser-based, it embeds mapping software and geographical locating services in a wiki framework. It is built entirely on open source.
Generative music created from sounds found on the Internet. Sounds are curated together into pools, then randomly loaded, looped, and collaged together. This is done in real-time in your browser using my custom Flash sequencer program. The music is infinite.
The Garden of Eden works like a browser. You feed it a URL and it interprets the data. The text becomes the engine that drives the dance of the main characters. And the code defines the world. Commissioned by SFMOMA for their 010101 show in January 2001.
Entropy8Zuper! Were Founded in 1999 from the merger of entropy8.com which was founded in 1995, and zuper.com were founded 1995; Self-employed designers of hypermedia projects, Independent artists using new media and the internet.
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