October 5, 2004

All the Fits of News

by Nick Montfort · , 4:29 pm

news reader News Reader, by Noah, David Durand, Brian Moss, and Elaine Froehlich, is now available for download from the Turbulence site. This is the second of two news-eating textual instruments (Regime Change, discussed earlier, being the other) for Mac OS X and Windows, and this one plays on (initially) mainstream stories loaded live from Yahoo! News. “Playing these stories brings forth texts generated from alternative press stories,” the artists explain, “portions of which are introduced (through interaction) into the starting texts.”

“Yusuf Islam and Mr. Ramadan preaches against this sort of intolerance …” “… throwing new fuel onto the presidential campaign issue of his sermons and fellow countrymen …” “Behind the scenes, Bush campaign preferences for the table, seen as weak spots for the People and the military brass had clashed on troop levels.”