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    Emergence and Navigating...
    Develop a generative, emergent process to fill space (2D or 3D) using only black lines. Modify a known process or invent your own. Implement your...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
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    Navigating Scandalicious: Documentation
    Once the genie is let out of the bottle into the internet, there is no going back. Edison Chen - and his many now disgraced sex partners - have learned the hard way. Chen was involved in a major sex scandal in January 2008, when hundreds of racy photographs of himself as well as several high-profile female celebrities from the Hong Kong entertainment industry became widely circulated on the Internet. The photographs originated from a pink MacBook which he sent to repair at a local computer shop, which then extracted them for viewing pleasure.

    An anonymous user named 'Kira' was the first to post the images on a Chinese BB, which were then taken down hours later. Kira then promised to release images at set times in retaliation to police who were searching for them. One by one, the images became racier and racier, implicating more. Disgraced celebrities include Gillian Chung, Bobo Chan, Mandy Chen, Candace Chan, Rachel Ngan and Cecilia Cheung, all of whom have built their image around a role-model good girl motif.

    This project is a representation of the massive set of images that were passed on from user to user. This despite law enforcement attempting to firewall and block the images. The images are the content that is being passed around in a Bit-Torrent network and other internet traffic. When clicked upon, bulletin board content and blog comments are loaded. This creates the stream of though that are the users. Online, users are free to air out, often in harsh criticism and flaming comments.

    The second senario involves Tom Cruise and his Scientology video that were leaked on gossip websites, instantly becoming a YouTube hit. Tom Cruise as Tom Cruise the Scientologist in the video was like an alien dropping onto earth. Scientologists sued every media outlet for copyright infringment. However, in vein with the Edison Chen sex scandal, blogs such as gossip outlet Gawker.com. Once out, there is no containing the madness.



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