Twitter Bot Theater | A real-time performance of Glengarry Glen Ross by 11 Twitter bots. Performing daily at 1PM EST.
You’ve Got gMail | A Chrome extension that plays AOL’s famous “You’ve got mail” sound when you receive a new message in gMail.
Mashable Gmail Now Plays Classic AOL ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Sound
PC World Add AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Announcement to Gmail
Time ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Chrome Extension Lets You Check Gmail like It’s 1998
CNET Add AOL’s ‘you’ve got mail’ alert to Gmail
NBC Gmail Add-on Copies AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’
A bot that searched Twitter for people tweeting “Thinking about deleting my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram” and replied to them with a message of hope from The National Social Media Suicide Prevention Hotline. Sadly, Twitter’s recent API updates have put the squeeze on search+reply bots, so the project has been shuttered.
Welcome to Internet Time out | Where you send someone when they’ve been bad on the internet.
300,000+ punishments served.
Baker’s 2nd: As a company’s business model becomes outdated, the number of lawsuits filed to protect it grow in number.
Baker’s 3rd: As the number of buzzwords associated with a product increases, its real value moves towards zero.
Baker’s 4th: Moore’s Law also applies to men’s razors.
Baker’s 5th: If there exists a behavior capable of being repeated by more than one person it will invariably result in a Tumblr blog.
Baker’s 6th: The number of bumper stickers on a person’s vehicle is inversely proportional to their salary.
Baker’s 7th: Any consumer generated advertisement that makes it to the Superbowl will feature a person being injured.
Baker’s 9th: Any “viral” video shot with a cellphone camera or other handheld device will feature a loud, usually obnoxious and impressed person screaming in disbelief in the background.
Baker’s 10th: Viral videos earn their title ex post facto.
Baker’s 11th (The Newsfeed Digression): As you grow older, the probability of seeing a baby picture in your newsfeed from someone you once considered a friend moves towards one.
Baker’s 12th: When commenting on an article about a brilliant or radical accomplishment by a particularly young individual, an internet commenter will always lament that the person’s childhood and adolescence will not be normal, thereby assuaging any jealousy.
Baker’s 13th: Approximately once a year someone releases a single-serving mixtape creation website.
Baker’s 14th: All publishing strategies slowly move toward the cracked.com model.
A Public Space | A Twitter account whose first and only tweet was its own password.
348 tweets (mostly derogatory) later, the name had been changed three times and the account deleted permanently.
Greetings from ███████████ | Politburo-approved postcards sent to friends and family while in China.
Getty Glasses | Now the entire world can be watermarked.
The Likeable | Experiments with the Like button.
As an experiment, we placed a “Like” button after every article of the U.S. Constitution. Visitors to TheLikeableConstitution.com were able to reorder the articles and amendments by how popular they were in each state and by popular they were in general.
The Call to Action Generator | Fire your interactive copywriter.
Spittin’ Hot Grammar / Nigerian Grammar School
A high school teacher corrects the shit out of the illest tracks and slow jams, and helps out his brothers in Africa. Created as a cheap way to bolster sales of Elements, a proper teacher was found on Linkedin and these two Tumblrs were launched.
Created in collaboration with
Billymaysify The Net | BILLY MAYS TALKED LIKE THIS. This bookmarklet lets him pitch any website in his FAMOUS TONE.
I got tired of the one-sided conversations happening in hotel rooms, so I started leaving these behind.
Oilbombing | How people photobombed each other back in the day.
NSFWorks of Art | An exploration of the world of art, one nude at a time.
I took the original Hebrew text of the bible and ran it through Google Translate into Greek. The Greek text was then translated into Latin, and the Latin into English, adhearing to its analog lineage. The result is pure nonsense.
Art Descriptions | Art made up of artists’ descriptions of their art.
Art Descriptions explores the descriptions artists give to their art. Caught in a liminal space between a dichotomy of fate and a tautology of choice, the art creator exists apart from but still confined to the constructs of language. What linguistic means does an author of art employ to bring the indelible ether of ink to a page? Where does vision end and an assemblage of words begin?
By excoriating the text that describes a piece of art from the very art itself, we have created a new juxtaposition wherein the “artwork” exists solely in the manifolds of the mind. The viewer is left anxious, almost empty, as the art descriptions themselves take shape without adherence to any real, or haptically palpable thing. It is a pastiche of the mind, turbulent yet warm.
The end result is the incontrovertible confrontation between meaning, artist, viewer and, ultimately, the as-old-as-the-cosmos koan what is art?. Drawing upon an artistic lineage pulled taught like gossamer across the epochs smelling of the splash of the paintbrush, the scratch of the pen, and the drum of the typewriter, Art Descriptions disturbs the sacred and the profane and leaves us open, like a book without margins, seeking context within boundaries but finding that boundaries are more of the ether than of the flesh.
Created in collaboration with