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February 20, 2007

The Wreckers:


public looting becomes public art

The Wreckers: public looting becomes public art (that loots the Internet): The Wreckers, by Daev Miller, is an online tool that pulls (or loots) RSS feeds and user comments from the Internet into a computer script, mixes them together, splits them up and converts into shapes and lines. The more user comments entered, the richer the work becomes. Miller's own illustrations are pulled into this mix, and finally the computer script outputs a drawing. This computer output is what he'd describe as a collaborative debate 'mashup' drawing. People's thoughts and arguments are turned into almost random patterns, with just little hints of meaning. Like a conversation out of earshot.

The core of Miller's work is illustrated stories: satirical and socio-political - using traditional media as well as online and networked media. His works aim to exploit the online medium, especially: collaborative, networked, computer generated. The Wreckers is a progression of his past recent works which integrate networked data into stories and illustrations.

Please see Miler's blog for further details of his work. email: dave.miller.uk[at]gmail.com. Related 1, 2.

Posted by jo at February 20, 2007 03:56 PM