Sebastian Schmieg

10 kg From the New Factory

Collaboration with Johannes P Osterhoff
2014

A box of destructed hard-drives we received from Google's data center in
Saint-Ghislain, Belgium.

Networked Optimization

Collaboration with Silvio Lorusso and Amazon Kindle Users
2013

“Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions”
A series of three crowdsourced versions of popular self-help books.

Search by Image

2011—ongoing

Series of algorithmic videos, made with Google's search by image.

56 Broken Kindle Screens

Collaboration with Silvio Lorusso
2012

A print on demand paperback that consists of found photos depicting broken Kindle screens.

local mbit/s

2013

Site-specific website that measures a location's individual and collective connection speed.

Other People Also Bought

Collaboration with Jonas Lund
2013

Starting with adding the first product ever sold on Amazon, Douglas Hofstadter’s Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought, to our shopping cart, we created a script that automatically adds the next recommended item through Amazon’s “Other People Also Bought” algorithm to the same cart.

All jQuery Effects

2012

All jQuery effects, using the settings from the examples, one after another.

Books and Blankets 1

Collaboration with Thomas Spallek and Florian Kuhlmann
2013

250 Booklets and 3 Blankets, all generated with Google's search by image.

Monumental Cases

2013

Free Monuments as Monumental iPhone 5 Cases.

Free Monuments

2011—ongoing

Photos of computer desks that are given away for free.

81 Points of View

2011

81 Points of View proposes an electro-mechanical setup that overlaps perceived with virtual reality. The result is an elaborate manifestation of a basic principle utilizing old and obsolete technology.

Last Midi Background

2009

A cyberspace shuttle. Last Midi Background plays a continuos stream of MIDI music, songs that are taken from websites where they are used as background music.

Sebastian Schmieg