Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Astronaut.io

A funny, moving and confrontational interactive collage of snapshots from thousands of YouTube films that are rarely or never viewed.

Not all videos posted on YouTube are meant to get worldwide exposure: some are cast into the digital world, but never watched. Who really wants to sit through yet another close-up of a goldfish or an out-of-focus recording of an amateur band? In Astronaut.io, we get to see just a few seconds from thousands of YouTube videos uploaded in the last week that have titles like DSC 1234 and IMG 4321. The result is a feed of largely unedited, unseen videos that come from all over the world. They are like a collection of snapshots of our own lives, presented in a random sequence and without any common thread. The more films pass by, the more emotions we experience: surprise, embarrassment, genuine emotion and curiosity. What was that man about to do who was on-screen for a few seconds and said, “The day has come to show you…”? This interactive collage of film material is entertaining, but also poses questions. What drives us to want to record everything? Do we only exist when we’re online? And who are we then if no one even sees us there?

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Andrew Wong, James Thompson

Available formats

Official website

http://astronaut.io/