What’s going on at the #metahub workshop in #brussels?

Spending a week with the Metahub crew in Brussels preparing processes and tools for the White Night 2012.

I’ve been working on fetching content (images mostly) from social networks to feed the loops of the VJs that will be present at that event.

Right now, I have two scripts running. One using the Teleportd (awesome) API that fetches content on Twitter, Instagram, Flickr and alikes (see what comes out of it in the slideshow below). And another script that uses Facebook Graph API to get pictures posted (or tagged) to the Facebook Metahub page.

There will also be a Piratebox running on a local network for those who directly want upload content on the local Metahub server.

We are opening our working space tonight for a “private showcase”. Welcome to anyone if you can find us. ;) (Tweet me or drop a comment to get in touch) Or see you on the 6th of October in the center of Brussels.

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Julien Deswaef

Born in Brussels, Julien Deswaef is a software artist, experience designer and interface developer based in Barcelona. Active both in visual arts as well as in free / libre and open source culture, he has the ability to transform ideas into digital realities. He regularly collaborates with artists in the world of entertainment, music and fine arts. His art practice usually questions copyright, authorship and the impact of technology on our society through generative graphics and social media bots. Deswaef’s work has been visible in multiple art and music festivals across Europe such as Pukkelpop in Belgium, Les hivernales in Switzerland, Les Nuits Blanches in France or Kurzfilmfestival Koeln in Germany. Some of his artworks have been featured in collective exhibitions with institutions including Somerset House, LEAP, ESC Medien Kunst Labor, iMAL, Le Manège, Le Vecteur ou Les Brasseurs.