User:Tash/grad project references

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‘Thunderclap’ is a steganographic zine, that piggybacks on fashion accessories to publicly distribute the erased writings of Chinese anarcho-feminist, He-Yin Zhen (1886-1920).

Links break. Services disappear and redesigns happen. The web is ephemeral. Make sure that what’s important to you will stay available. Webrecorder is a web archiving service anyone can use for free to save web pages. Making a capture is as easy as browsing a page like you normally would. Webrecorder automatically archives the page, along with any additional content triggered by interactions. You can collect, curate and then share your 'archives'.

WITNESS is the global leader in human rights video advocacy. They work side-by-side with local communities to harness the power of mobile video and technology in the fight for justice. One of their apps, ObscuraCam, protects visual anonymity in video material and privacy by blurring the faces of activists and abuse victims.

NewsDiffs archives changes in articles after publication. Currently, we track,,,, and

Documenting the Now
DocNow is a tool and a community developed around supporting the ethical collection, use, and preservation of social media content.

Amalia Ulman’s Ethira (2013) was a social media platform for iPhone that allowed users to post anonymous messages on a public forum, with the caveat that they would disappear soon after posting. Both an artist’s app and a functional communication tool, Ethira emerged from Ulman’s interest in the fluidity of online identity. It was designed to undercut the burgeoning attention economy by limiting the ways that users could be assigned value: they generated no personally identifiable data, and their posts couldn’t be given a score by other users. Instead, it provided an experience akin to shouting into the void.

Every Redaction
Originally created as part of the research and development for the Fraunhofer Lines series, Every Redaction is a short film documenting every redaction, page by page, of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture.

Iraq War Wikihistoriography
"The Iraq War: A History of Wikipedia Changelogs" is a twelve-volume set of all changes to the Wikipedia article on the Iraq War. The twelve volumes cover a five year period from December 2004 to November 2009, a total of 12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages.

Know Your Meme A website and video series which uses wiki software to document various Internet memes and other online phenomena, such as viral videos , image macros, catchphrases, internet celebrities and more.

Star Wars Uncut
A crowd-sourced recreation of the original Star Wars movie, chopped up into 15 second chunks.

Blind Carbon Copy
This project consists of experimental design hacks to reflect and circumvent intellectual property restrictions. Fahrenheit 451, a novel by Ray Bradbury, is presented via a web interface and also in print form (print on demand). Several filters offered to users are in place in order to reflect intellectual property restrictions or allowed practices, such as Fair Use.

Bibliotecha is a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts.

Online within limits
An interview with Miao Ying focusing on her latest art object, Blind Spot, which is a commentary on the state of censorship on the Chinese web. By searching for and cataloguing every censored word on, Ying tries to perform and make clear the oppressive and yet almost invisible impact of government censorship in the country. In her own words, "the Chinese Internet operates in a gray area."

An Anthem to Open Borders
A lecture-performance inspired by the specific context of the former Yugoslavia, and the phenomenon of social behavior on YouTube, which has developed to the point where pop music videos serve as monuments, triggering emotional reactions that span from nostalgia to fierce political divisions. The topic invites us to consider the more general theme of memory politics in the post-broadcast age.