JAMES COUPE
art projects
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A new version of Today, too, I experienced something I hope to understand in a few days has been commissioned for the Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester, UK. In advance of the festival, forty new portraits were recorded of people from Manchester, and these will be used in combination with Facebook status posts by […]

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A site-specific artwork that auto-generates narrative films based upon data collected from Facebook users.

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The Technology Law Society at the University of Washington School of Law will host a panel discussion focused on surveillance art (the use of technology to record human behavior that provides commentary on the process of surveillance) and rights of the artist and public on Thursday, January 28 from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. in William H. Gates Hall Room 127.

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… turning traditional methods of filmmaking upside down, Coupe takes an algorithmic approach to cinema and, in doing so, transforms reality into narrative.

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A series of video works-in-progress as part of a residency at Lanternhouse, Ulverston from September 9 – 19, 2009.

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Public artwork that automatically generated films using “cinematic moments” captured from custom built cameras distributed throughout a city.

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Four computers search the Internet for meaning, via email accounts set up to attract large quantities of spam.

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9 galleries were networked together, each monitored via sensors. Any changes in one gallery would lead the other eight to adapt their environment to match, using a variety of environmental actuators.

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A telephone call centre, installed inside the Storey Institute, Lancaster UK. The system autonomously adapts itself to human activities inside the building.

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Two galleries were networked together: one containing four robots, one containing live video links to the robots’ onboard cameras, and an interface to control them. Viewers could take control of a robot and try to affect their social environment.

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An installation that asked visitors to send it a cellphone text message. Every 10 minutes the messages were redistributed around the network of people connected to it, activating a shared virtual space occupied by everyone who had ever interacted with it.

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Using autonomous self-organizing software processes, the installation took full control of a building’s electricity system.

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A temporally displaced tourist event focused around a tourist attraction set up on Edinburgh Castle.