Ben Valentine

Art

3D Printing vs. ISIS

Countering the destruction of ISIS with impermanent sculptures and undeletable files.
Ben Valentine
5.25.15
tech

The Untapped Creativity of the Chinese Internet

So in love, will never feel tired again, an online exhibition by Chinese net artist Ying Miao, serves as a counterpoint to the West's view of the Chinese internet as bland and heavily censored.
Ben Valentine
11.5.14
Art

Our Robot Artists Are Malfunctioning

The time is night to artfully use robots to explore a robot-filled world. So where are they?
Ben Valentine
10.24.14
tech

Artists Are Using Algorithms to Create Superhuman Amounts of Work

Sam Newell wrote a bot that produced 5,000 images in two months. Some of them are even interesting.
Ben Valentine
10.22.14
Features

The Pirate Party's 'Poetician' Plans to Make Iceland a Data Haven

Birgitta Jónsdóttir wants to make Iceland the 'Switzerland of bits.'
Ben Valentine
9.18.14
tech

The Googlization of Art

Spanish artist Mario M. Santamaría scours Google's Art Project for glimpses of the hardware behind the service.
Ben Valentine
7.23.14
Art

Why You Should Leave Facebook And How To Actually Do It, According To Artist Nick Briz

New media artist, Nick Briz, recently made a video piece "How To/Why Leave Facebook," offering more insight on social media than recent news coverage.
Ben Valentine
7.17.14
Culture

Nick Briz: How to/Why Leave Facebook

Net artist Nick Briz made some easy scripts to save all of his data, untag himself from everything, delete all of his images, unfriend everyone, leave all of his groups, and delete all of his activity. He shows you how to do all of this in an easy...
Ben Valentine
7.16.14
Art

Talking Technological Prejudice And Anti-Surveillance Protests With Artist Zach Blas

In 2011, taken by the emergence of mass protest movements around the world, artist Zach Blas began making his "Facial Weaponization Suite," a series of community workshops that discuss and resist biometric facial recognition technologies.
Ben Valentine
7.11.14
tech

Weaponizing Our Faces: An Interview with Zach Blas

In 2011, taken by the emergence of mass protest movements around the world, artist Zach Blas began making his "Facial Weaponization Suite," a series of community workshops that discuss and resist biometric facial recognition technologies.
Ben Valentine
7.10.14