Breathing Newsbots

Generative net-based installation

Latest News from the Internet are in real time processed, analyzed and projected on big, transparent and fragile looking balloons. The process is automated, with no editorial hand behind the content selection which is reproduced in apparently random order as live TV streams, live radio streams, webcam images and text-based headlines. The only criterion that matters is “novelty” and “liveness”.

In the background there are no journalists as gatekeeper who decides what is or is not published, and there is no big media company, only the software which is maintained by Marc Lee. In that way Breathing Newsbots is trend-setting.

An allegory of News: fleetingly, ephemeral, one view of what happened, impossible to show the whole picture, an overflow of videos, headlines, pictures and sounds.

Breathing Newsbots at Le CArTe, Lausanne

Breathing Newsbots at Dock18, Zürich