I recently finished a contribution to a project called Dirt Party with Eyebeam fellow Jeff Crouse and resident David Jimison. For this installation I created a kiosk application that helps people gather dirt on fellow partygoers. The software lets people surf the internet, take screen shots and create “lolcat” style images with humorous and embarrassing subtitles commenting on people at the party.
Dirt Party, which was installed in Manchester UK for Futuresonic, is an installation/performance where gossip, rumors, photos, and other types of information about people at a particular party is dug up and reshaped into some kind of display or performance. For more information about the installation check out Jeff’s website.