This video installation project uses Google’s “autocomplete” function with searches such as "why does, where is, how big, when will, who is", etc. The results of these searches are the aggregate of all searches that have ever been made using these terms. These terms are displayed as text, which float around the screen like “fish food” for animated and programmatic “animals”.

Search engines embody the collective mind of whoever has looked up anything on Google… and these animals eat that mind!

This uses some animation elements from some OpenProcessing sketches, and I ended up taking the whole thing into Eclipse for ease of coding. As it turns out, Eclipse is great for coding but keeping Processing elements working correctly in the JAVA wrapper is a little bit tricky. Got it to work with a lot of code cleanup, however. And it was the first time I did multi-threading in JAVA!

The music is from the album "Stuntman" by Edgar Froese.

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