Allegorithm interrogates a technocratic, solutionist mindset through exposing the codependence of humans and technology. This project investigates surveillance capitalism, algorithms and the relationship between programme and programmer.

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Ad Art is a Python script which automates the inspiration for a painting by generating keywords from a random ‘interest’ selected from a participant’s Google Ad Settings categories.

Ad Art process video


Ad Art examples

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Locations is a set of images made by blending screenshots of a person’s last 100 days of Google Maps location history data.

Locations examples

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Post-Knowledge GCSE is an exam paper from the year 2088 which requires students to give an answer to 10 subjective questions using the top Google search result that comes up for each.

Post-Knowledge GCSE cover
Click here to see filled out papers.

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Twitter Meditation is a piece of code that allows users to turn anxiety inducing or infuriating tweets into sounds to aid in meditation.
 
Twitter Meditation example

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Unmanned Virtual Vehicles (UVV) is an interactive piece which gives the viewer an opportunity to send a virtual drone to a location of their choice to collect virtual surveillance imagery.

 Unmanned Virtual Vehicles exhibit

Example surveillance images of searched location: “Brockley”

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Factory Line is an experiment dealing with notions of programme and programmer, in which python code is used to generate a randomised set of intructions for creating an object in the wood workshop.  The result is a sculpture of ambiguous design origin.

Example of randomised instructions

Two orientations of Factory Line object

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Allegorithm is also an essay on the subject of rethinking our relationship with modern technological systems. Click here to read it.
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