mainstream contrarian - mangangs . 2019

webGL music video permalink + details

webGL music video, track mainstream contrarian by mangangs.

Made using three.js and a custom open-source timeline tool called code keyframes.

Remember Me . 2019

net art permalink
artwork description commissioned on fiverr

I would like you to write a description of the art piece, located online at the URL: Open the work in a web browser and interact with it.

Please include a description of a viewer's experience interacting with the artwork, and some ideas about what the meaning of the artwork could be. When talking about the experience of the art, use the point of view of the viewer, like "When the viewer clicks a checkbox ... ".

Please include that this artwork recontextualizes one of the most common elements of web forms that we all use when we log in to websites. Please include any interpretations of the art in your own way. Let me know if you need any more information.

Thank you.



After opening the artwork, we see a single checkbox with “Remember Me” written beside it. A user is compelled to click on the checkbox, anticipating what lies within. But when he/she does, a few more checkboxes appear. Then he clicks on them, when more and more checkboxes, along with hyperlinked text appears. As one clicks on them more and more starts appearing, and it seems like an infinite loop. Until one gets overwhelmed and closes it down.

Contextually this artwork symbolizes a experience one has on most websites on the world wide web, especially symbolizing the social media websites. This first “remember me” symbolizes as a person thinks of a website for example “Facebook” and logs in. Then on the homepage he sees the pictures or posts of some of his most relevant and close friends, as determined by the Facebook neural engine, all of them screaming for his attention, and enticing him to open the posts to see the full details and along with that the comments. As he reads through the comments, he starts to ‘remember’ all the other friends, some close, some distant, some old, and also some he doesn’t know. All these people’s names are hyperlinked, reading “remember me”.

In the artwork, we see that some text appears blue, some red, and some black. The blue symbolizes hyperlinks we want to click and know more about. The Red symbolizes a no-go zone, we want to avoid. The black symbolizes neutral links we may or may not want to click. As the user goes through the artwork, at one stage he gets overwhelmed with all the information, and he cannot take it anymore, he closes it down. Similar to what one does in most social websites.

So, in conclusion this artwork symbolizes the modern connected man (or woman) and their interaction with the social media, even the world wide web as a whole. While the internet has opened ourselves to the whole world, sometimes we tend to get overwhelmed by all the information, and need to shut it down for some time. But, as human nature, we are curious beings, we will open it again, to know what lies within.

WiFi Synth V1 . 2018

sound sculpture

Wifi Synth V1 is a sound sculpture that scans wifi and sonifies the available networks. Each network device's unique MAC address is converted into a sequence of audible fequencies. Signal strength is related to distortion and waveform is determined by the wifi channel. Because it relies on public wifi signal data the sounds produced are different based on where the piece is located. The yellow panel is an antenna. All parts except Raspberry Pi are salvaged e-waste.
Permanent Redirect . 2018

net art permalink
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A net art piece that moves to a new URL whenever someone views it. It is not possible to link to the art piece. Over time the art piece will become very hard to view. At the time of this writing the art has been viewed and moved over 168,000 times by humans and robots. (Mostly robots) This is an experiment in introducing artificial scarcity into digital work.

More Plants . 2018

browser extension

chrome extension page permalink

For people who need a little more green in their lives. More Plants is a browser extension that adds plants to the websites you visit. You can add up to 100 plants on every page. There are over 70 varieties. They appear at the top and bottom of the page and can be dragged aside if they are blocking something.

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Pixel Synth . 2018

Lofi video synthesizer permalink

Pixel Synth is a lofi video synthesizer in the browser. Click to randomize. Open source on Github. Controlled with MIDI and dat gui on project site. . 2018

Live Render Art permalink is an abstract live render artpiece made with JavaScript running in the browser. The scene consists of four actors. Four cubes- two wireframe and two opaque. The wire cubes slowly form patterns in the background as the opaque cubes leave a trail of pixels wherever they go. Each cube erases the others’ history.