Other People Also Bought

Other People Also Bought
2013
, website, performance
, collaboration with Jonas Lund &

http://otherpeoplealsobought.com/
Sebastian Schmieg - Other People Also Bought
Sebastian Schmieg - Other People Also Bought
Sebastian Schmieg - Other People Also Bought

Installation view at Suchroutinen: Erzählungen von Datenbanken, Leipzig, 2014

Other People Also Bought
2013, website, performance
, collaboration with Jonas Lund &

http://otherpeoplealsobought.com/
 

“Your Shopping Cart lives to serve. Give it purpose–fill it with books, CDs, DVDs, toys, electronics, and more.”

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 added the next recommended item through Amazon’s “Other People Also Bought” algorithm to the same cart. The script started as soon as someone was watching otherpeoplealsobought.

Tagged:

selected works
artist book
installation
other
video
wall object
website
writing
leisure
labor
human
software
individual
crowd
self-optimization
artificial intelligence
archaeological-ish
looking/seeing
text
web
archive
performance
site-specific
exhibition
intervention
essay