Swamp Thing provides an intimate encounter with your personal email archive. So much of our lives happen through email, but that rich history is mostly invisible, except to the algorithms that target advertisements to us based on its contents. Swamp Thing reconnects you with lost memories to re-enliven your relationship with your archive.
Ambient shipping lets you look inside container ships using a software-defined radio. Over 100 million shipping containers travel the ocean each year, trailing data along with bunker fuel exhaust. The ships emit radio signals identifying themselves, and tax authorities track the items moving in and out of ports. Intersect this data and see the world in a new way.
5% of the world's CO2 emissions come from US electricity production. The Power Grid shows you what that looks like in 8,521 photographs. Drawing from the Energy Information Administration's Form 860 database, The Power Grid examines the footprint of America's electrical infrastructure.
Data has been one of the hottest topics in recent years. Foia.fm allows you to experience what all the excitement has been about. Drawing from Enigma, one of the broadest collections of public data ever assembled, foia.fm offers over 20,000 years of continuous data enjoyment, from Latvian agricultural statistics to Australian liquor licenses to Nevada shell companies, its all here, one syllable at a time.
Gmail Selfie is a personalized robot that saves a screenshot of your inbox to the cloud at an entirely customizable frequency. How many times each day do you look at your email?
STATE.VISION explores the visual culture of the national security state. Drawing from the Cryptome.org archive (1996-2014), STATE.VISION juxtaposes images produced by official sources with those looking in from the outside. Palettes of cash sitting in military transport planes, office complexes in northern Virginia, protests in Moscow, navigational charts of southeast Cuba. Together, they form a peculiar kind of gaze, one that is alternatively documentarian and bureaucratic, banal and arresting, and which pushes us to ask what it is to see like a state.