Category Archives: video

Production of Meaning

The living room is where the product is made and you are the product. We quickly forget what our purpose in life is as soon as we are programmed by the system to behave certain ways and most importantly purchase in certain ways. Our behaviors are not judged on how we perform and think anymore, rather they are on what we are able to buy and what we own.

“Here is the challenge of media democracy: to change the way information flows, the way we interact with the mass media, the way meaning is produced in our society. This DVD – a collection of television spots and video clips produced over the years by regular culture jammers – is proof that anyone can seize the media reins and begin producing real meaning.”

“World war 3 will be a guerrilla information war with no division between civilian and military participation.” – Marshall McLuhan

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Mushroom

CAN – Mushroom – tago mago

When I saw MUSHROOMHEAD

point cloud manipulation

Look under “more info” for links to point cloud animation.

-YB

pixel_cutup_beta01

first attempt at creating an interface that mines rss feeds for subversive and comforting words that are used regularly in contemporary society in which they become devoid of content. with this data i create a visual cutout (inspired by dada and william s burroughs) with two corresponding videos that are pixelated and layered on top of each other, one being comfort and the other being dissent. the pixelation is randomly deleted using an algorithm and reveals the video behind the one in the front creating a parallel stream of media to bombard the consumer. all of this is streaming of course creating a new way of consuming media content that is disseminated through our standard media channels. the hope of the project is to create a parallel method in consuming dissent and comfort where the ultimate recording device (the human being) begins to decipher the system it exists within. all of this begins to question the ubiquitous encryption of media prevalent in the system

We are trying to find a spontaneous way for the individual to be able to break away from syntactical structures and explore the contents of the human recording machine.