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BLACK BOX — Interviews with Uber drivers in Bangalore, asking them to describe the company they work for — where they imagine Uber is, what Uber looks like, who runs Uber, etc. Local photo studios were then hired to visualize these descriptions using their existing digital image libraries.

YES MY WISH — is an Indian e-puja website that promises to “grant any wish you desire” within 180 days, with a money back guarantee.

I purchased “I wish to be famous” from their website.

Excerpt from two hour religious ceremony that took place over Skype, between myself and a Hindu priest in the “Yes My Wish studio”

Chat with their customer service representative

AUTOPORTRAIT — Anonymous online workers paid $.50 each to draw their own portrait. Custom software application combines their drawings in real-time.

STILL LIFE WITH A CURTAIN — A popular impressionist painting recreated by 3D visualization studios in Bangalore, after being given text descriptions of the painting.

LEONARDO — Leonardo, a portrait 'drawing' machine at a mall is made to create a self portrait by my placing a mirror in the booth.


Van Gogh



Monet, Van Gogh, Pissarro

TIME TRAVEL — Using a video camera, a firewire cable and a laptop, I attempted time travel on a train in Bangalore. I placed a video camera at the front of a train car, facing out the door. Live video feed was sent from the camera to the laptop, which sat in front of a second door at the back of the train car. When viewing the laptop I was able to see approximately 1/10th of a second into the “future”.



HOMEWARDA portable projector placed on a Roomba plays a looped video from ‘virtual nature walk’ DVDs (that normally play on screens attached to treadmills).

OUTSOURCED TYPEFACE — A painter in Bangalore was equipped with a computer which was connected via the Internet to a computer at a gallery in New York. Visitors could input letters or words which were instantly communicated to the painter, which he would then paint in a close imitation of Helvetica Bold. Every time he completed a letter, an image of it was immediately sent to New York. Visitors could see each letter they typed on the screen, almost instantly, in hand-painted Helvetica.

Taj Mahal

Gateway of India 

Mysore Palace

GUIDED TOUR — Human camera “handlers” discovered assisting Google Maps’ cameras as they documented popular tourist sites in India.

DRAWING IDEAS — Online workers hired to supply drawing ideas.

Perspective corrected Cezanne.

Every built-in effect in the library of 3D modeling software program Blender.

HUMAN INTERNAL MEMORY DRIVE — Auction on eBay of one image’s worth of space in my memory.

I am selling a single image’s worth of space in my brain, where my mind will function as a memory card or hard drive. The winner of this auction will be able to provide me with images that I will store for them - just like with a digital memory card, the purchaser will be able to access the image, rewrite it with a new one, delete it, or transfer it, and will have access to this space in my brain for as long as I am alive.

— When the purchaser wishes to store an image in their memory drive, they present me with an image (either in person or over a digital chat program), allowing me to spend a minimum of one hour with it

— When the purchaser wishes to access the image, I will draw the image for them and this drawing will then be handed / posted to them, depending on their location.


Data Storage Image must be in a 4x6 proportion (landscape or portrait). The image resolution is that of a ball-point pen on a 4”x6” postcard - higher resolution data / finer / colour details will not be stored.

Retrieval Requests for access to the data (image) can be made a maximum of twice per month. Three days time must be allowed for receipt of the image data.

Rewriting is permitted once every three months. There is no limit on the number of times you can rewrite.

Privacy Much like with large corporations who store our data like Amazon, Google and Facebook, your privacy is not guaranteed. The seller of the storage reserves the right to secretly share your data at a future time. And even if the data is deleted, it may still exist somewhere in  seller’s memory.

HOW TO DRAWDrawings created by watching YouTube drawing tutorials

REAL STREET VIEWLife-size posters of Google Street View images removed from the internet and pasted in same location in the physical world.

MAGIC CARPET — Roomba, tablet computer