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Accept Cookies, AND 2013 Fair, FACT Liverpool, Oct 2013

AND 2013, Fair:
Sat 05 Oct 2013 FACT / Public Spaces / 11:00 – 18:00 / Free, drop by

accept cookies stall

Web cookies and browser fingerprints are used by companies to track the web pages you visit and build up detailed profiles of your tastes and habits. Users often have to accept cookies from online strangers before accessing each new web site, but it’s easy to forget about these digital traces.

Ben Dalton wants to give AND Fair-goers a unique tracking cookie too, but his are edible. Take your laptop or phone along to generate a personal cookie, eat it or keep it, and have a discussion about the information that browser fingerprint characteristics give away about you and your online activity.

the AND Fair is inspired by the World’s Fairs of old, where inventors could showcase new inventions and discoveries such as moving images, electricity or the fluorescent light bulb.

Toying with optical illusions, flying machines, biological probes and computer algorithms, the Fair is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with projects that bring emerging and primitive forms of technology together in unexpected fashions.

Exhibitors at the fair will include some of AND’s favourite artists and former collaborators together with a number of inspiring, emerging practitioners who responded to our recent open call.

Abandon Normal Devices 2013

Rethinking Real-time Google Protothon HackDay participant, London Nov 2012

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it was great fun to be invited along for the day at Google Campus London by the excellent Protothon people for a day of hacking on the Web Audio and WebRTC APIs.

Protothon and the Chrome team from Google called creative developers and developed creatives for a day of inspiration and innovation. Those chosen formed interdisciplinary teams that within one day prototyped applications and experiences pushing the Web Audio and WebRTC APIs to their limits.

our team (Daniel Tauber, Marcin Ignac, Addi Zakaria and I), drawing heavily on the javascript coding skills of Marcin Ignac, knocked up a demo of live video Facebook avatars, and web-page gremlins that monkeyed with your page when you weren’t looking.

Art in Unusual Spaces residency & show, Leeds Aug 2010

One month Art in Unusual Spaces artist residency and End Of Season group show.

Art in Unusual Spaces Presents…

Preview Event: 5-7pm Thursday 2nd September 2010
Ground Floor of Leeds Shopping Plaza | All are welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served courtesy of Land Securities
Artwork will be viewable through the windows of the units:
Fri 3rd Sept & Sat 4th Sept 10 – 6pm , Sun 5th Sept 11 – 5pm.

Throughout August a number of artists have been creating illustration, video and installation in five empty shop units in Leeds shopping Plaza. Audiences are invited to come and view the work during the first weekend of September.

Art in Unusual Spaces has been hosting events across Leeds City Centre since December 2009. This is the last exhibition utilising these empty shop units before they are redeveloped and we move on to new pastures!

O’Reilly Ignite Leeds speaker, Leeds May 2010

Invited speaker for O’Reilly Ignite Leeds 2010 – “a high-energy evening of 15 five-minute talks by people who have an idea”. My talk was on Digital Death and Virtual Suicideslides (pdf).

Ben speaking in front of corpse. Photo © Megan Smith

Here’s a nice write-up of the night from Phil, and the initial notes I wrote when planning the talk:

dead mac crash icon
ze frank’s religion game
no russia
suicide halo
business card roulette
uphill life pixel game
kill switch
bricking your phone == soul
why == afterlife or reincarnation
facebook suicide machine
blue screen of death