INTERNET ART: networks, performative programming, and web as context


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Final Proposal

I will create a more expansive “universe” on Instagram and whatever other social media I see fit. It will expand off my last project with Frankenstein’s monster where I used Instagram to make the monster fill multiple boxes. I want to create an account that this idea will completely dominate its postings.

Similar to this: https://www.instagram.com/rickandmortyrickstaverse/

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In-spective

So I posted a series of images on instagram that would make anyone question: what is up with this dude posting incoherent pictures of dots? Well if you have a instagram follow the link below to see the full picture and not take this at face value.

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https://www.instagram.com/borgiloxx/

I also posted this to imgur but it is not being recieved well. Imgur is a silly place.


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Online Performances

I thoroughly enjoy “let’s plays” by the former Machinima guys who have branched out to do their own things. The video below is SeaNanners most recognized which includes a couple other former Machinima workers. They tend to be ridiculous and I find SeaNanners very enjoyable!

The first part of the video is a bit more fun than the latter half. Just so you know.

 


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Break Out into Siezures

breakoutintosiezures

Ze Code:
int[] blocks = new int[20];
int x = 250 + int(random(-80,80));
int y = 350;
int x_speed = 3;
int y_speed = -3;
int x_paddle = 250, y_paddle = 370;
int paddle_width_half = 40;
int score = 0;
int level = 1;
int wait = 0;

void setup() {
int i;
size(500, 400);
rectMode(CENTER);
for (i=0; i<20; i++) {
blocks[i] = 1;
}
}

void draw() {
int i, x_tmp, y_tmp;
int blocks_gone;

x = x + x_speed;
y = y + y_speed;
if (x>width || x<0)
x_speed = -x_speed;
if (y<0)
y_speed = -y_speed;

if (keyPressed) {
if (keyCode == RIGHT || key == ‘d’) {

x_paddle = x_paddle + 8;
} else if (keyCode == LEFT || key == ‘a’) {

x_paddle = x_paddle – 8;
} else if (key == ‘ ‘) {

x = 250 + int(random(-80,80));
y = 350;
x_speed = 3;
y_speed = -3;
x_paddle = 250;
score = 0;
level = 1;

for (i=0; i<20; i++) {
blocks[i] = 1;
}
}
}
if ((x_paddle-paddle_width_half)<x && (x_paddle+paddle_width_half)>x &&
(y_paddle-10)<y && (y_paddle)>y) {

y_speed = -y_speed;
score = score + 1;
}
background( random(255), random(255), random(255), random(255));

fill( random(255), random(255), random(255), random(255));

textSize(16);
textAlign(RIGHT);
text(“Score”, 80, 390);
textAlign(LEFT);
text(score, 90, 390);

textAlign(RIGHT);
text(“Level”, 450, 390);
textAlign(LEFT);
text(level, 460, 390);
ellipse(x, y, 10, 10);

rect(x_paddle, y_paddle, paddle_width_half*2+1, 11);
if (y>height) {
textSize(40);
textAlign(CENTER);
text(“Game Over”, 250, 250);
}

blocks_gone = 1;

for (i=0; i<20; i++) {

x_tmp = i%5*100+10;
y_tmp = 40*(i/5)+10;

if (blocks[i]==1) {

rect(x_tmp+40, y_tmp+10, 80, 20);

blocks_gone = 0;
}

if (x>(x_tmp+4) && x<(x_tmp+76) &&
y>y_tmp && y<(y_tmp+20) && blocks[i]==1) {
blocks[i]=0;
y_speed = -y_speed;
score = score + 5;
}

if (((x>(x_tmp-5) && x<x_tmp) || (x>(x_tmp+80) && x<(x_tmp+85))) &&
y>y_tmp && y<(y_tmp+20) && blocks[i]==1) {
blocks[i]=0;
x_speed = -x_speed;
score = score + 5;
}

if (((x>(x_tmp-1) && x<(x_tmp+5)) || (x>(x_tmp+75) && x<(x_tmp+81))) &&
y>y_tmp && y<(y_tmp+20) && blocks[i]==1) {
blocks[i]=0;
x_speed = -x_speed;
y_speed = -y_speed;
score = score + 5;
}
}
if (blocks_gone==1 && wait<200) {
textSize(40);
textAlign(CENTER);
text(“Level Cleared!”, 250, 210);
text(“Next level”, 250, 290);
x = 250;
y = 350;
x_speed = 0;
y_speed = 0;
wait++;
if (wait==200) {
wait = 0;
x = 250 + int(random(-80,80));;
y = 350;
x_speed = 3+level;
y_speed = -3-level;
x_paddle = 250;
level++;

for (i=0; i<20; i++) {
blocks[i] = 1;
}
}
}
}


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Project 2

I went towards an unheard of route unless you have friends with Bit Coin.

I have recently gone towards Doge Coin.

http://dogecoin.com/

I set up a wallet on my phone and started “mining” and collecting Doge Coin at what’s known as “Faucets.”

This is a moderately well known alternative money source  through digital means.

Now as an artist in the digital age, we have to make ourselves known through digital means: Facebook, Instagram, etsy, deviant art and other big social media sites. But, I’m going with the underground. The reason I’m mining these Doge coins is to eventually buy ad space on Reddit and other sites that take the digital currency. Or to buy other means of supplies or maybe even food.

As our society comes ever closer to an exclusive digital currency. I am jumping on the bandwagon now rather than later.

Rate in USD: http://dogepay.com/