Eten (2008) - Olivier Otten

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From the series "selfcontrolfreak"

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General Web Content

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For today's General Web Content I have assembled a collection of images that repurpose traditional models of data visualization for humorous/bizarre/illuminating effect. This meme has been around for several years now, first coming into mainstream awareness with the emergence of the overwhelmingly brilliant website "rap represented in mathematical charts and graphs," and continues to be a persistent mechanism for creative expression across the web. (Especially in forums such as b3ta, 4chan, and Something Awful.) The intent of this collection is not to present a best of, but merely to convey a broad overview of the meme. Enjoy.



























































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screensaver 3 (snow) (2010) - Arend deGruyter-Helfer

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TOO COOL (2010) - Nick DeMarco

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A coolness generator which transforms your photos, making you look "TOO COOL".

[Exhibition produced by jstchillin]

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bronzino1.jpg (2009) - Hexagram

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uninspired minimalist graphics and harmonica (2010) - Jacob Broms Engblom

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Best... Flame War... Ever.... (2007) - Eddo Stern

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Using, Using, Used

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Within the pages of Digital Folklore Reader, Olia Lialina, one of the book’s editors, refers to a claim by the social media researcher Danah Boyd, that some American teenagers identify as Facebook and others as MySpace—preferring a conformist and clean interface persona, or a rebellious and visually pimped one, respectively.

This book, co-edited by Dragan Espenschied, is by all outward appearances a MySpace, brimming with exuberant design elements culled from all over the net and reaching deep into online history. The dust jacket repeats a background image of a unicorn perched on a boulder at sunset under a meteor shower. Its reverse is wallpapered in 32 by 32 pixel gif icons representing the gamut of popular user-generated online imagery: cartoon characters, porno ladies, geometric designs, quotidian objects, flags, logos, landscapes and text, from WTF to FREE TIBET. One layer deeper, the cover and back of the book are white, or, probably (in RGB concept), nothing. The spine is also nude, showing off the motley sequencing of pages inside, the first and last of which are a flat, vibrant #00FF00 green, allusive of web-safe color and maybe of a green screen, primed for content to be transposed onto it.

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BarthesByBarthesByBart (2010) - Michael David Murphy

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Karaoke Wrong Number (2001-2004) - Rachel Perry Welty

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Rachel Perry Welty’s video shows a frontal head and shoulders view of the artist herself lip-synching to messages left in error on her telephone answering machine. Welty uses expert timing and facial gesturing and maintains a priceless deadpan expression during the intervals between messages. Karaoke Wrong Number reveals the simultaneous connections and disconnections of contemporary life, where technology both assists and impedes communication.

-- FROM THE ENTRY FOR "KARAOKE WRONG NUMBER" ON THE ICA BOSTON SITE

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