WiFi Whisperer at Moogfest 2016

In his art installation, Kyle McDonald shows how easy it is to digitally eavesdrop on festival-goers all weekend

Our first run-in with Kyle McDonald was his talk at INS-INT 2014 in Minneapolis. (The Eyeo team really loves him and he’s spoken at quite of a few of their conferences). But really, we should be checking in on him at least twice a year to see what he’s up to. The Brooklyn-based media artist and adjunct assistant professor at NYU’s ITP always seems to …

“Seen” Points Out Words Prone to Surveillance

The idea of data surveillance can sometimes feel distant, as if it’s not actually affecting you directly. But in a new project called Seen, communications designer Emil Kozole points out how our everyday language can become prone to secret surveillance. Seen is a typeface that comes preloaded with a set of trigger words that organizations like the NSA or GCHQ often scan for when sifting …

The Office For Creative Research

The creative trio uses boundary-defying interfaces at the nexus of art and technology to help people understand big data

NYC-based The Office for Creative Research unites three internationally renowned media artists—Jer Thorp, Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen—in an exploration of data’s expressive possibilities. OCR harnesses vast troves of raw data, streaming it through boundary-defying interfaces that change how we interact with information while enabling us to make sense of the world in new ways. “We make data accessible,” says Rubin, who refers to his …