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01.20.15 Rhett Jones

The anti-Tinder has arrived and it has the hilariously dystopian, Silicon Valley-friendly name: pplkpr. More than just a dating app, pplkpr (pronounced “people keeper”), is a service that aims to monitor your real life interactions with people and eventually it blocks them on social media or schedules a date with them based on the information […]

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06.03.14 Marina Galperina

“Making a living as an artist can be hard,” says WhoPaysArtists.com in the greatest understatement you’ll read today. Inspired by Who Pays Writers?, Kyle McDonald (People Staring At Computers, Conversnitch) and contributors have just launched a site welcoming users to anonymously share their experience being paid something (or nothing) by someone somewhere for working a certain number of hours, weeks […]

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04.23.14 Andy Cush

In a McDonald’s, in a bank, in library, in Washington Square Park, the lamps are listening to you. Artists Kyle McDonald and Brian House installed microphones equipped with Wi-Fi into lighting fixtures in all of the above locations, and are tweeting the conversations they overhear as part of their surveillance-art project Conversnitch. The snippets of […]

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09.09.13 Marina Galperina

Remember all that noise about 3D-printed guns? And then the subsequent panicked government attempts to censor and regulate the downloads of files that take a huge, expensive effort to turn into breakable physical objects? F.A.T. artist Kyle McDonald has a few things to say about that. I believe that networked media, in its current form, can not […]

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07.29.13 Kyle Petreycik

Kyle McDonald, an artist working with code has decided to put his own spin on Marina Abramović’s Kickstarter campaign by starting one of his own on GitHub. new project: mutual gaze intervention for marina abramovic. https://t.co/UAHefTLbKN if you're moved to donate leave a comment on the gist! — Kyle McDonald (@kcimc) July 29, 2013 McDonald’s […]

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07.13.12 David Lumb

Multimedia F.A.T. artist Kyle McDonald published “People Staring At Computers” on July 4, 2011, a staggering collection of photos surreptitiously taken by Apple Store computers he’d installed covertly with his own software. He woke up on July 8 to a search warrant presented by three Secret Service agents. They seized two computers, an iPod, a […]

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05.11.12 Marina Galperina

Faces by Arturo Castro & Kyle McDonald is a live digital mirror. Using advanced face recognition technology, it locks into your features and swaps them out for Scarlett Johansson’s, Bill Clinton’s, or Michael Jackson’s, and so forth. Here’s a demonstration of this funhouse mirror 2.0 from last night’s opening of Eyebeam Gallery’s WIRED FRAMES exhibit. […]

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