Pip Thornton  

Circular blue, black and white inverted image of tree

Inverted Night Sky

Jeronimo Voss

Gallery installation of multiple photos

The Longest and Darkest of Recollections

Liz Orton

Illluminated acrylic sculpture of a red-lit person holding a book

The Reader

Stanza

Listening to Shetland Wool, Felicity Ford, 2013. Interactive online aporee sound map

Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code

Felicity Ford

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Mini Rugs and their Friends

Riitta Oittinen

Weather Gauge, Thomson & Craighead, 2009

Weather Gauge

Thomson & Craighead

Gallery photo of someone in a VR helmet viewing artwork

Substance – A whole history of hollows and reliefs

Phil Coy

Dystopian digital city landscape

Cover designs for William Gibson’s Neuromancer trilogy

Daniel Brown

Black and white abstract image

Shadows of the State

Lewis Bush

Twenty Thousand Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding image film (from an ongoing series)

Twenty Thousand Seconds

Dan Hett

abstract sculpture in blue and pale pink

Public Protection, Private Collection

Felicity Hammond

Listening to Shetland Wool

Felicity Ford

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds, Dan Hett, 2016. Algorithmically generated live coding production stills (from an ongoing series)

Three Hundred and Sixty Seconds

Dan Hett

Pillars of Hercules, James Brooks, 2014

Pillars of Hercules

James Brooks

Image of an illuminated digital fountain dark blue on black background

Fountain

Katriona Beales

Close up of lightbulbs from The Future artwork

The Future

Alicia Eggert and Safwat Saleem

Corruption, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Corruption

Thomson & Craighead

image of pylon-like communications tower inverted white out of red

http://s33.820180e151.184813.com.au

Evan Roth

Re-knitting 'tester' Jumper, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2013. Hacked knitted garment

Re-knitting ‘tester’ jumper

Amy Twigger Holroyd

Flipped Clock, Thomson & Craighead, 2008

Flipped Clock

Thomson & Craighead

Six Years of Mondays, Thomson & Craighead, 2014

Six Years of Mondays

Thomson & Craighead

image of screen and aerials in gallery

Open Space Observatory

Kei Kreutler and Libre Space Foundation

Watching the Watchers, James Bridle, 2013. Multiple mounted colour prints

Watching the Watchers

James Bridle

The Doffing Misstress Takes a Stroll, David Littler, 2016. Participatory installation. Piano player, paper scores, materials for contribution

The Doffing Mistress Takes a Stroll

David Littler

Re-knitting step by step guide, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital prints on paper

Re-knitting step by step guide

Amy Twigger Holroyd

image of black and white animation on a screen of women and a wire fence

There Are Worlds Out There They Never Told You About

Jackie Karuti

20Hz, Semiconductor, 2011. HD + HD 3D single channel video. 05.00 minutes

20Hz

Semiconductor

photo of sensor hanging in a darl room with two screens

Measure for Measure for Measure

David Gauthier

Image of computer generated object in natural woodland

Shifting

Katriona Beales

Photo of The Promises Machione a wooden display with embedded screen

The Promises Machine

Rachel Jacobs

multicoloured cartoon collage with 3D rendered large golden hand

Unauthorised Copy

Antonio Roberts

Canal Observatory

AusBlau

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001, Stanza, 2012. Perspex, Arduino, electronic components, internet connection

Body 01000010011011110110010001111001

Stanza

Five 3D printed pale yellow shell-like objects

Lifestreams

Proboscis

Photo of multi story wooden tower

A Machine for Living

James Coupe

Rates for the Job, Sam Meech, 2016. Order form and performative contractual exchange action 

Rates for the Job

Sam Meech

black and white image of booklet called Daemons of the Shadow World

Daemons of the Shadow World

Giles Lane

Married Man, Natasha Caruana, 2008

Married Man

Natasha Caruana

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments, Amy Twigger Holroyd, 2012. Digital print on paper

The spectrum of re-knitting treatments

Amy Twigger Holroyd

The Clandestine Purse, Natasha Caruana, 2008

The Clandestine Purse

Natasha Caruana

balck and white photo of sign in countryside landscape

50.080697, -5.694138

Evan Roth

Voyager (Micromégas), Thomson & Craighead, 2013

Voyager (Micromégas)

Thomson & Craighead

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook, Felicity Ford, 2014. Crowd-funded publication

KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

Felicity Ford

Punchcard Economy, Sam Meech, 2013. ODI: 3.5 x 0.5m knitted banner, FutureEverything: 5 x 3m knitted banner & knitting machines

Punchcard Economy

Sam Meech

person in white wearing a sci-fi helmet with lots of protrusions

Quasar-2A

Field

{poem}.py

{poem}.py

Pip Thornton

Metrography, Benedikt Groß & Bertrand Clerc, 2012. Print on aluminium

Metrography

Benedikt Groß and Bertrand Clerc

Transmission series

Transmission One and Transmission Two

Dan Hett

Fairytale for Sale, Natasha Caruana, 2011

Fairytale for Sale

Natasha Caruana

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1, Ben Garrod, 2012. Paint

Still Lifes and Oscillators 1

Ben Garrod

Image of ghostly woman on black background (CIPHER artwork)

CIPHER

Katriona Beales

Installation photo of red frame, number display and construction

53°32’.01N, 003°21’.29W, from the Sea

David Gauthier

Forkbomb, Alex McLean, 2001. Perl script computer code with paper output

Forkbomb

Alex McLean

Screen capture of multi-coloured digitally generated flowers

Flowers

Daniel Brown

image of a screen with four chairs each with a ventriloquists half-masks hanging above each

Recruitment Goes Wrong

Thomson & Craighead

Data as Culture - Art that uses data as a material

{poem}.py aims to critique ‘linguistic capitalism’ by means of artistic intervention. The work makes visible the tension between the aesthetic value and the exchange value of words in online environments, where frequently used keywords are worth more than less commonly used vocabulary. Pip Thornton breaks down famous poems to their constituent words and ascribes the monetary value applied to each word by typical search engines. In William Wordsworth’s poem I wandered lonely as a cloud, the words ‘cloud’, ‘crowd’ and ‘host’ are relatively expensive. These values relate not to Wordsworth’s vision of a Cumbrian landscape, but to cloud computing, crowd funding and web hosting. We begin to see what happens to words when, taken out of their communication or descriptive context, they are allowed no other meaning but the most economically lucrative.

The process:

  1. Scrape the text of an online poem
  2. Feed the words of the poem through the Google AdWords keyword planner
  3. Return the poem to narrative order and format
  4. Add a checksum as ‘authorisation code’
  5. Print the monetised poem out on a receipt printer