JAMES COUPE
art projects
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Worker cage with screen that displays a multiple-choice personality test used by Cambridge Analytica to profile Facebook users, and by various corporations to evaluate potential and current employees.

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Crowdworkers are hired to upload a one-minute video recording their activities. The only requirements are that they only upload a maximum of one video per hour, and a clock be shown on camera.

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An AI algorithm analyzes and labels photographs used in a standard human empathy test. Each photograph’s metadata generates a machine-readable CAPTCHA matrix and a related query.

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Covers of pop songs about being ignored that currently have zero plays on SoundCloud are played on a Karaoke Machine inside a soundproof room.

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Crowdworkers are hired to upload videos of themselves engaging in a spiritual practice three times per day. The box collects donations that are used to commission more videos.

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Three virtual assistants programmed to laugh at random intervals.

Categories: News

The selection committee is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural Surveillance Studies Network Arts Fund Prize, James Coupe, for his work Watchtower (A Machine for Living)

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OUT OF SIGHT 115 South Jackson Street, Seattle August 3 – 27, 2017 http://www.outofsight.space Out of Sight – a survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest, returns to Seattle for its third year. Tandem to the Seattle Art Fair, Out of Sight is the largest and most diverse annual exhibition of contemporary art in […]

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Watchtower

Commission: Commissioned by FACT Created with support from DXARTS. Original tower design by Paul Aiello. Exhibition: Exhibited at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool June 22 – October 1, 2017 Materials: Wood, monitors, computers, code Description: Watchtower (A Machine for Living) is a four-storey wooden tower, modeled after the fire lookout towers found in the rural […]

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Since 2016 every year the Swiss art magazine Kunstbulletin and HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel) award the prize, “net based”, for net-based art. The prize was established to draw attention to the Internet as a platform for artistic activities and to make innovative web-based projects or projects inspired by the Internet accessible to a […]

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Text of Metadata as Medium, delivered in Liverpool for the On the Image conference.

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This exhibition is based on the collaboration with a network of scientists, journalists, activists, and artists in some twenty countries around the world, and in cooperation with expert organizations such as the German PEN Center, the Chaos Computer Club, Reporters Without Borders, and such platforms as netzpolitik. org, digitalcourage.de, WikiLeaks, and others. The exhibition’s aim is to expand public debate about the ever-present surveillance and censorship methods, which is an urgent priority not only due to constant new reports in the media, but especially because of the extensive obstruction of the investigation of these practices.

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Aktionsart is pleased to present General Intellect, an exhibition of new work from James Coupe. Featuring a generative database of 3,000 videos produced by workers hired through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (mTurk) service, this exhibition displays single and multi-channel video installations throughout an entire decaying school building in South Lake Union.

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General Intellect

A multi-channel video installation that generates narratives from video files produced by an online micro-labour force, via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk service…

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The Henry Art Gallery will host Surveillance & Privacy: Art, Law, and Social Practice, a multi-day symposium focusing on the response of artists and cultural institutions to issues related to privacy and surveillance.