You like my like of your like of my status

  • Thu 19.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 20.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 21.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 22.May @ 11:00 - 23:00
Main venue

Installation for generative text and synthesized speech.

“You like my like of your like of my status” is a sound and video installation work. Each screen follows a progressive generative text pattern of increasingly “liking” each others’ “likes”. The text is spoken using a real-time speech synthesis engine, creating an immersive sound and video experience that constantly changes, shifting in time, pitch, and rhythm. Those temporal and syntactic shifts are influenced by the historic “like” activity on my own Facebook account; thus the work also acts as a sonification and visualization of that data.

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Ben Grosser (USA)

Benjamin Grosser creates interactive experiences, machines, and systems that explore the cultural, social, and political implications of software. His works have been exhibited at Eyebeam in New York, The White Building in London, the Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, the Digital Arts Festival in Athens, FILE in São Paulo, Galerie Charlot in Paris, and Museum Ludwig in Cologne. Grosser’s artworks have been featured in Wired, The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Creative Applications Network, Neural, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Al Jazeera, Corriere della Sera, El País, and Der Spiegel. The Huffington Post said of his Interactive Robotic Painting Machine that “Grosser may have unknowingly birthed the apocalypse.” The Chicago Tribune called him the “unrivaled king of ominous gibberish.” Slate referred to his work as “creative civil disobedience in the digital age.” His recognitions include First Prize in VIDA 16, an international award recognizing works investigating art and artificial life, a Net Art Grant and Commission from Rhizome, and the Expanded Media Award for Network Culture from the Stuttgarter Filmwinter. Grosser is an Assistant Professor of New Media in the School of Art + Design and a Faculty Affiliate in Critical Technology Studies at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, both at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.


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