Sebastian Schmieg

Parallel Universes, 2014
The 1999 Movie "Office Space" remade into two versions: one that does not contain any of the original dialogs, released as a screensaver through ScreenSaverGallery, and its counterpart in which everything in-between dialogs has been edited out, distributed through file sharing as an optimized version of the movie.

10 kg From the New Factory, 2014
A box of destructed hard-drives we received from Google's data center in
Saint-Ghislain, Belgium. (Collaboration with Johannes P Osterhoff)

Networked Optimization, 2013
“Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions”
A series of three crowdsourced versions of popular self-help books. (Collaboration with Silvio Lorusso and Amazon Kindle Users)

Search by Image, 2011—ongoing,
Series of algorithmic videos, made with Google's search by image.

56 Broken Kindle Screens, 2012
A print on demand paperback that consists of found photos depicting broken Kindle screens. (Collaboration with Silvio Lorusso)

local mbit/s, 2013
Site-specific website that measures a location's individual and collective connection speed.

Other People Also Bought, 2013
Starting with adding the first product ever sold on Amazon, Douglas Hofstadter’s Fluid Concepts & Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought, to our shopping cart, we created a script that automatically adds the next recommended item through Amazon’s “Other People Also Bought” algorithm to the same cart. (Collaboration with Jonas Lund)

All jQuery Effects, 2012
All jQuery effects, using the settings from the examples, one after another.

24, 2014
An "out of office" auto-reply containing a constantly updated list of 24 cities where the temperature is 24°C, and where the sun is shining, right at the moment when sending the auto-reply. The list is set in 24px Times New Roman.

Books and Blankets 1, 2013
250 Booklets and 3 Blankets, all generated with Google's search by image. (Collaboration with Thomas Spallek and Florian Kuhlmann)

Monumental Cases, 2013
Free Monuments as Monumental iPhone 5 Cases.

Free Monuments, 2011—ongoing,
Photos of computer desks that are given away for free.

81 Points of View, 2011
81 Points of View proposes an electro-mechanical setup that overlaps perceived with virtual reality. The result is an elaborate manifestation of a basic principle utilizing old and obsolete technology.

Last Midi Background, 2009
A cyberspace shuttle. Last Midi Background plays a continuos stream of MIDI music, songs that are taken from websites where they are used as background music.

, 2014