SpamStream v1

An interactive installation using blog comment spam as a content source, exploring the relationship between what we read, see and hear on the internet. Words and phrases are selected from comment spam, spoken aloud, and recorded as audio files. When pressed, a wireless button plays a random audio file, which has a visual correspondence on a large projection in the form of an image pulled from Google image search, based on one of seven categories (Drugs, Religion, Sex, Violence, Money, Entertainment, and Advertising). The image is displayed at a random position in the collage and passed through one of ten randomly chosen image filters. The result is an interactive collage of internet imagery that is never the same twice, at once mysterious and familiar.

[Collaboration with Matt Quesada]

Story (.pdf) Video Documentation