theBOT (2000)

Realtime, time-based animation and audio net art project using a web search engine robot to reveal the “narrative” of the web.Text gathered by the robot moves as “packets” across the screen and is heard as layered speech spoken by a speech synthesizer. An examination and perverse poetification of the narrative of the web. Intended as an ambient installation in a gallery, public place or home, theBot is often most fun if you let it run for awhile unattended and then come back to see where it’s wandered off to…

theBOT image


Videos of theBot in action
You can watch & listen in their entirety, or better yet, skip through to see and hear how the queries evolve over time.

theBot is currently offline for technical reasons but will hopefully bot again in the future.