G-PAINTINGS

Oil on canvas

 

G-Paintings consist of several oil paintings, which depict computer screen shots.

(Please note: the painting above is finished, while the images posted below are screen shots that are in the process of being painted on canvas.)

 

 

“Don’t Ask? Internet Still Tells,” an investigative article about the secret disclosures of the “autocomplete” feature of internet search engines by Quentin Hardy and Matt Richtel for the New York Times, not only reveals but invites endless online surveys that measure the pulse of the world with internet access on any given topic:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/technology/in-search-engine-results-a-peek-at-what-we-wonder.html?_r=0

 

According to Hardy and Richtel the “autocomplete feature” works like an ubiquitous filter and omniscient shaper of societal conscience, because: “now sites like Google and Bing are showing the precise questions that are most frequently asked, giving everyone a chance to peer virtually over one another’s shoulders at private curiosities. And they are revealing interesting patterns. The questions come from a feature that Google calls “autocomplete.” These anticipate what you are likely to ask based on questions that other people have asked. People who study online behavior also say the autocomplete feature reveals broader patterns, including … questions [that] veer into the sensitive and politically incorrect.”

 

This project measures the pulse of society, by ironically painting back the very questions posed to Google about painting, along with the possible topics mercilessly autocompleted by its software:

 

painting is ...

painting ideas ...

great painting ...

how to make a painting ...

should painting ...

buy painting ...

why painting is ...

Etc.

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