The Spectacular Times (2014)

 

This interactive news feed (developed in collaboration with media artist Ruben van de Ven) visually investigates the subjectivity of news reporting. By layering, integrating and contrasting different news elements it calls into question how news is presented in existing formats.

 

The feed makes use of user-defined variables to animate news headers, texts and images, which are directly sourced from over two hundred news websites world wide. By adjusting these variables the user perceives how social, cultural, (geo)political and ideologies influence the presentation of currently circulating news items.