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Background News

Background News is a video made using found footage from broadcast news programs to examine the subconscious use of color in news media, specifically the predominance of red and blue. I am working to convert this single-channel video into a programmatic video installation. As an installation it will consist of a grid of monitors closely installed on a wall, each monitor tuned in to a different news channel from across the globe. Custom software will identify areas of red or blue and white-out any information that is not within those specific RGB parameters. The monitor bank as a whole will thus form a changing mosaic of red and blue pixelated graphics, responding live to the news broadcasts while abstracting their content. The installation thus operates as a work of data visualization - mapping the fluctuating ubiquity of red and blue color schemes in global news programs.

 

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