New residency at eyebeam

I’m starting a residency in mid-february at Eyebeam Atelier in NYC. There, I’m going to be working on a project called OMG, I’m on TV. ( spell out O. M. G. when you say it. It rolls off yr tongue better;)

This is an attempt to create a pirate TV station that will go live and analog TV goes dead on June 12th, 2009. But more importantly is the video content, which will be generated by page scraping the internet based on curated code. Through a web interfaces users will be able to select content to be shown the following day. In an abstract sense, this website will act as media aggregator, where people and submit url’s, feeds, and scripts that will curate content of the station. An example might be a script that gathers all of the most commented videos on youtube with the tag “mowing the lawn”, for the youtube show between 7-8pm or the Sunday night movie that will be selected based on the most torrented film of the week. fun…

People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: art, exhibit