Keyword: Media Reflexivity

Resources

The Dark Age of Connectionism: Captivity / Wesley Goatley

Installation of an Amazon’s Alexa asked by Apple’s Siri about its politics.

https://vimeo.com/241915190

Johann Lurf

Twelve Tales Told
„A dozen logos for Hollywood production companies play before you as they would precede a normal Hollywood production; appropriately in 3D if watching digitally, in 2D on 35mm—and self-aggrandizing in any format. Only, each logo sequence, some animated with glossy grandeur (Disney, Paramount), some more restrained (Regency, Warner Bros.), is stutteringly interwoven image by image into the others, beginning with the longest and ending with the shortest. The resulting visual effect is of a sustained anti-climax of bombast: the fanfare for the main attraction is drawn out and aggravated to become the main attraction. Since new production logos are progressively feathered into the mix, the manufactured desired climax of full logo revelation—say, of Disney’s beloved castle and fireworks—is continually delayed by other interfering companies“

Vertigo Rush
„VERTIGO RUSH is a technically extravagant experiment consisting of a series of dolly zooms: a succession of camera movements captured in individual images of forward and backward motion, while simultaneously zooming in the opposite direction. Accelerating this pendulum movement, at first gently and later drastically, intensifies the optical illusion of the space shifting together—and smoothly hands it over to the abstract, transferred to a “dissolving” image.“

And other of his films:
http://johannlurf.net/en/

All we’d ever need is one another / Adam Basanta

„The installation self-generates images using two flatbed scanners laying on their side, with scanning surfaces pointing at one another. A computer script creates automatic mouse movements, randomizing the settings of the proprietary scanning software interface, and beginning a scanning process.

Each newly created image is then analyzed by a series of deep-learning algorithms trained on a database of contemporary artworks in economic and institutional circulation. When an image matches an existing artwork beyond an 83% match, it uploads it to this website and a twitter account.“

http://allwedeverneed.com

More Media Parodies

Two striking examples of (kind of) comedy playing with media reflexivity, especially the subversion of media formats (in the sense of TV programming formats) to comedic effect.

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared (series):
https://www.youtube.com/user/thisisitcollective

Too Many Cooks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrGrOK8oZG8

Hardly Everything

„The prominent apps and sites often share a common element today; the feed. It looks like Facebook’s timeline, or Buzzfeed’s homepage—an endlessly updating stream of content, designed to keep you returning, and spending more time.

You frequently hear of us feeling burnt out by this “drinking from a firehose.” Of course, these products know that, and are increasingly implementing steps to filter what you see and what you don’t based in part on what keeps you returning—a perpetually shifting mix, resulting in what has become known as the filter bubble, FOMO, and other things.

Hardly Everything attempts to circumnavigate these corporate feeds by supplying you with an anti-feed.“

https://hello.hardlyeverything.com

Jon Satrom

Windows Rainbows and Dinos
http://jonsatrom.com/—/windows-rainbows-dinos/

QTZRK
http://jonsatrom.com/—/qtzrk/

Dries Depoorter / projects

Die With Me
„The chat app you can only use when you have less than 5% battery.“
http://diewithme.online

non views
„non views is a Chrome extension that replaces the amount of views on a YouTube into the amount of people that didn’t watch the video in the world.“
https://driesdepoorter.be/nonviews/

Gradient
Realtime gradient of two pixel colors from the sky of two webcams on the opposite side of the earth.
http://driesdepoorter.be/gradient/

Reptition and Difference / Minkyoung Kim

„A screen record piece based on a repeating action of opening and closing two jpeg files that each show the word ‘Repetition’ and ‘Difference’ one at a time. The new recording is then played back with the old recording, and this process is repeated. As these turns of repetition grow, the result is an erasure of the initial action and the dominance of changes.“

https://vimeo.com/132759733

Substitute Phones / Klemens Schillinger

„The shape of the Substitute Phone replicates an average smartphone, however, its functions are reduced to the movements we make hundreds of times on a daily basis. The stone beads which are incorporated in the body let you scroll, zoom and swipe. there are no digital functions. Thee object, which some of us describe as a prosthesis, is reduced to nothing but the motions. This calming limitation offers help for smartphone addicts to cope with withdrawal symptoms. The object as a therapeutic approach.“

http://www.klemensschillinger.com/portfolio/substitute-phones/

How To Make A Blockbuster Movie Trailer / Auralnauts (Craven Moorhaus, Zak Koonce)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAOdjqyG37A

End of Show Department / Monty Python

https://youtu.be/9iDiMXTx5wU?t=21s

Re: / Bram Snijders, Carolien Teunisse

„RE: is a 360° projection mapping installation that uses mirrors to allow a projector to project onto its own surface. The mirrors bounce the projections back onto their source. Virtual pixels become points of augmentation in actual space. ‬In most cases the projector has a functional role within a video installation; the projector in RE: functions as a symbol for both sender and receiver of the medium of light.“

http://www.deframe.nl/work/re/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51aaH9r9peo

Winky Dink and You

„Winky Dink and You“ (CBS, US 1953-57), TV-show for children marketing a product – a plastic foil – that the kids would apply to the screen of the TV set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdjFw31u1Cg#t=2m30

Dan Sandin explains the Image Processor

„This is an early video piece staring Dan Sandin in which he explains, in general terms, the functionality of the Sandin Analogue Image Processor (IP). This was the instructional video that accompanied the modules for constructing you own Sandin IP.

The video is processed through the IP „live“ so that the viewer is able to see the effect on video signals. Initially the video is B&W, at the end Sandin debuts the ‚Color IP‘.“

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qh6jRzjmcY

Melting Ice Video / Jesse England

https://vimeo.com/17445323

And similar „Video-Uhhh!“:
https://vimeo.com/13346270

And other projects:
Sincerity Machine: The Comic Sans typewriter
http://www.jesseengland.net

MIDI drawings / Mari Lesteberg

„Inspired by Andrew Huang and his MIDI unicorn, I make midi compositions that forms a picture. It’s called a MIDI drawing, and it’s entirely stupid, but incredibly fun to make.“

https://www.youtube.com/user/maisplante

Meridian (Netflix)

Codec test film by Netflix.

https://www.netflix.com/ch/title/80141336
Variety article

How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk / Will Stephen

A talk about giving talks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0FDjFBj8o

Jennifer in Photoshop / Constant Dullaart

Photoshop filters applied to the „first“ photoshopped image („Jennifer in Paradise“).

http://jennifer.ps

DullTech

„The smart, hassle-free, plug-and-play USB-friendly media player that loops video perfectly on all screens and syncs without problems or cables. And is a lot cheaper than the competition. The DullTech™ Media Player is both a piece of hardware and a performative artwork.“

„When you are not playing a video, and you leave the player on, a custom art work will play on the DullTech™ player! You can read more about it in our collected press.

We see the entire company as an artwork actually, kinda relational aesthetics with awkward self aware neoliberal mannerisms.“

http://dull.tech

System Displacement / Oliver Laric

Pixels in gifs rearranged from lightest to darkest.

http://oliverlaric.com/displacement.htm

Silhouette series / Evan Roth

„The Silhouette series utilizes the 18th century technique of the same name by representing a subject as an outline cut into a single piece of solid black paper. … Although the technique most commonly depicts a person in profile, it is applied here towards the proportions and shape of the modern day Internet. The individual compositions are composed from pieces of the artist’s own Internet browsing data and based on standardized internet advertising proportions, drawing into question whether these proportions are in reaction to or are a driving force behind the general shape of the web.“

http://www.evan-roth.com/

The Crossing Machine / Graziana Dammacco & Davide Giorgetta

„The Crossing Machine is a mind tool conceived to stimulate the creation of new publishing artifacts. The main purpose of the project is to investigate technologies and publishing from a post-digital perspective and to propose new methodologies for producing self-reflective works.“

http://www.thecrossingmachine.tk

Unfold

„Unfold is an online publishing and archiving platform based upon the structure of the digital folder.“

http://unfold.thevolumeproject.com

Still File / Skrekkøgle

Still File is a series of 4 photographs recreating computer renderings as physical scenes. The photos‘ artifacts, surroundings, camera settings and lighting has been shaped intending to resemble 3d graphics of different types.“

http://skrekkogle.com/still-file/

un arbre à calculer / dcfvg

http://calc.dcfvg.com
More projects http://dcfvg.com

Leonardo / Tara Kelton

„A portrait ‚drawing‘ machine at a shopping mall is made to create his own portrait by placing a mirror in the portrait booth.“
https://vimeo.com/

And other projects:
http://tarakelton.com

GUI Rube Goldberg / Sebastian Ly Serena

http://sebastianlyserena.dk

The Art of Google Books / Krissy Wilson

„The adversaria of Google Books: captured mark of the hand and digitization as rephotography.“

http://theartofgooglebooks.tumblr.com