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 a durational 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…

Sample videos of theBot in action, early 2000’s:

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