Keyword: Collection


Kawara / Jon-Kyle

Subscribe to web content like single websites with individual intervals in which you want to be reminded of them.

24 Times / Gysin-Vanetti

„A collection of twentyfour variations on the theme ‚clock‘. […] Each of these twentyfour clocks shows time in a different form. The result is a sequence of numbers, letters or punctuation marks animated in different ways.“

Immeasurable Range / Boey Wang

„An educational measuring kit that introduces an elastic frame of understanding accuracy and subjectivity.“

Screen Time / Works by Helmut Smits

„Screen Time is a community clock connecting strangers through their mobile backgrounds. Participants are invited to take part by making a screenshot of their mobile device lock screen and submitting it to the allocated time slot. The submitted images are then compiled and presented, each being displayed for the single minute at which they were taken. The outcome is a clock that each minute reveals a glimpse into someone else’s life.“

And other works on sorting, time and measurement:
Self Carrier Shelf
All the times
Measuring in Years
Precautionary Measures
23 Holes

Evolution of the Scrollbar / Sébastien Matos

Generated Space / Kjetil Golid

Collection of various sophisticated generative graphics and systems. All code on Github.
Ballots (generative form layouts)
Byrne Proofs (proofs of nothing)

Lists of moral questions towards technologies

1. “What is the problem to which this technology is the solution?”
2. “Whose problem is it?”
3. “Which people and what institutions might be most seriously harmed by a technological solution?”
4. “What new problems might be created because we have solved this problem?”
5. “What sort of people and institutions might acquire special economic and political power because of technological change?”
6. “What changes in language are being enforced by new technologies, and what is being gained and lost by such changes?”
(Neil Postman)

What is the totality of its effects, its „ecology“?
How does it affect our perception of our needs?
How does it affect our way of seeing and experiencing the world?
Does it foster a diversity of forms of knowledge?
What does it make?
What does it allow us to ignore?
Is it the least imposing technology available for the task?
Can it be responsive to organic circumstance?
Does it concentrate or equalize power?
Does it require a bureaucracy for its perpetuation?
Does it cause ugliness?
What noise does it make?
What pace does it set?

(From 76 Reasonable Questions to ask about any technology by Jacques Ellul)

What sort of person will the use of this technology make of me?
What habits will the use of this technology instill?
How will the use of this technology affect my experience of time?
How will the use of this technology affect my experience of place?
How will the use of this technology affect how I relate to other people?
How will the use of this technology affect how I relate to the world around me?

What practices will the use of this technology cultivate?
What practices will the use of this technology displace?

What will the use of this technology encourage me to notice?
What will the use of this technology encourage me to ignore?

What was required of other human beings so that I might be able to use this technology?
What was required of other creatures so that I might be able to use this technology?
What was required of the earth so that I might be able to use this technology?

Does the use of this technology bring me joy?
Does the use of this technology arouse anxiety?

How does this technology empower me? At whose expense?
What feelings does the use of this technology generate in me toward others?
Can I imagine living without this technology? Why, or why not?
How does this technology encourage me to allocate my time?
Could the resources used to acquire and use this technology be better deployed?
Does this technology automate or outsource labor or responsibilities that are morally essential?

What desires does the use of this technology generate?
What desires does the use of this technology dissipate?

What possibilities for action does this technology present? Is it good that these actions are now possible?
What possibilities for action does this technology foreclose? Is it good that these actions are no longer possible?

How does the use of this technology shape my vision of a good life?
What limits does the use of this technology impose upon me?
What limits does my use of this technology impose upon others?
What does my use of this technology require of others who would (or must) interact with me?
What assumptions about the world does the use of this technology tacitly encourage?

What knowledge has the use of this technology disclosed to me about myself?
What knowledge has the use of this technology disclosed to me about others? Is it good to have this knowledge?

What are the potential harms to myself, others, or the world that might result from my use of this technology?
Upon what systems, technical or human, does my use of this technology depend? Are these systems just?
Does my use of this technology encourage me to view others as a means to an end?

Does using this technology require me to think more or less?

What would the world be like if everyone used this technology exactly as I use it?
What risks will my use of this technology entail for others? Have they consented?
Can the consequences of my use of this technology be undone? Can I live with those consequences?
Does my use of this technology make it easier to live as if I had no responsibilities toward my neighbor?
Can I be held responsible for the actions which this technology empowers? Would I feel better if I couldn’t?
(L.M. Sacasas)

Careful Crates / stock-a-studio

„Shipping/returns as a cultural and physical contemporary phenomena. referencing richard artschwager’s ‘crates’, these careful crates serve as material resistance to a standardized bounding box economy that organizes, binds, shelters and delimits contents in anticipation of global circulation.“

Boxed In: The Aesthetics of Material Circulation / Matthew Rayfield

Most recent STL files from GitHub nicely listed and displayed.

Technology Supercuts

Let’s Enhance / Duncan Robson
Apocryphal enhancement technologies in crime dramas.

No Signal (and other cellular drama) / Rich Juzwiak
Bad cellular reception as plot-device in horror-movies.

The Clock (excerpts) / Christian Marclay
24 hours of movie scenes with and about time in chronological order.

Reach, Grasp, Move, Position, Apply Force / Kajsa Dahlberg
The optimization of movements in labour and the role of film.


Exhibition and research on joints in design and art.

Storytelling by Interfaces

An ongoing list of movies, series, sketches and other media that use digital interfaces as narrative framings.

Modern Family, Season 6, Episode 16 „Connection Lost“
Full episode taking place in the laptop screen of Claire Dunphy.

Construct Me / Droog

„… screws, hinges, nuts, nails, brackets and other hardware extending their original function and character. Like nails that reduce the risk of hitting your finger, two way tie wraps, fancy hinges and screws that smile at you. They give flavour to simple DIY work, review existing furniture and may inspire the carpenter.“

One Two Tie My Shoe / Sonia Malpeso

„The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of the physical body within a digital working environment by examining how certain physical motions take on gestural meaning and how these motions translate into the digital gestures that they subsequently create.“

Back to the Futures I & II / Chris Woebken

Collection of videos of corporate future visions.

img_0001.jpg; Intimacy of the Uneventful / Yotam Hadar

„Anthropological Taxonomy in first photographs taken with a new digital camera.“

Below the Surface – The Archaeological Finds of the North / Southline

A collection of more than 11,000 objects (of 700,000 total) found during excavations in the dried river bed of the Amstel. Photographed and sorted by date of origin (going back until 124,000 BC).

The Stray Shopping Cart Project / Julian Montague

„My approach was to observe the stray cart in the way that a naturalist might observe an animal. I never posed or repositioned or interfered with stray carts. I thought of the human actors as unseen natural forces (people almost never appear directly in any of the project photographs). I wrote the text from the point of view of someone who took the taxonomic investigation of stray shopping carts extremely seriously.“


„Copying has become ubiquitous yet invisible, both in the digital realm and in the analog world. In the arts-based research project originalcopy we develop a working model that subjects the dichotomy of original and copy to a re-evaluation from a post-digital perspective and sheds light on this contradictory phenomenon. Our research focuses on the tensions between the supposed immateriality of digital technologies and their material manifestations by appropriating contemporary methods of copying and exposing them to artistic processes of transformation and translation. In originalcopy we are less interested in the results of a recycling derived from the double act of copying copying strategies, rather the processes that lead to them. Our main question is how copying practices can be rendered productive for the investigation of the same.“

Esoteric Codes / Daniel Temkin


esolangs, disruptive codes, weird hc/i, differential thought platforms, the digital ephemeral, null programs and deletions, unstable linguistics, structure as content, machine disobedience, new relationships between programmers and their primary progeny (bugs), useless machines (Shannon/Minksy), synthetic languages, circuitous systems, constraint sets for coders, paraconsistent calculi, and other platforms, systems, and languages that break from the norms of computing“

Critical Interface Toolbox / Interface Manifesto

„THE CRITICAL INTERFACE TOOLBOX unfolds as an online resource that exposes experimental methodologies, practices, and tools aimed at enhancing critical thought towards the actual configuration of the Interface.“

Manifesto for a critical approach to the user interface

Delirious Home / ECAL

„… a series of objects presenting a playful interpretation take on the concept of the smart home.“

Forensics Wiki

Wiki on digital forensics (also known as computer forensics).

Evil Media Distribution Centre / YoHa

Grey Media produce the working environment of administrators, professionals, delivery operatives and arranges the movements and work-arounds of everyone from chief executives to intellectuals or cleaners. They are the background to contemporary society. Using them, getting round their failures, exploiting their specific qualities, forms part of the necessary knowledge of the present day. These things mediate, transform, encode, filter and translate relations.“

Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization

Early Office Museum

DISimages / DIS

Stock images by artists.

Micro Visualisations / Jonas Parnow

„How can Micro Visualisations enhance text comprehension, memorability, and exploitation?“

The Art of Google Books / Krissy Wilson

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


„The objective of allRGB is simple: To create images with one pixel for every RGB color (16777216); not one color missing, and not one color twice.“

Library Test Kitchen

Course at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on designing interventions for the library.

Things Tamed / TheGreenEyl

„Things that contain other things. Things on three legs. Things we don’t know anything about. Things with teeth.“


Online magazine featuring essays and visual examples more or less dealing with diagrams and poetics.

Memoseum / Nikolaus Gansterer

„Das Memoseum ist eine dynamische Sammlung des Erinnerns und des Vergessens, im ständigen Prozess der Erweiterung.“

Absurd Dialogs / Paul Steinmann

Errors in production / Heike Bollig

Collection of products exhibiting errors in the production process.

Valentin Beinroth

Mark Dionünstler/mark-dion/

Infinite Library

Found books assembled to new books.