Bots Are Back

I had to take the identi.ca bots that use my microblog-bot library offline for a while because an upgrade to status.net broke the underlying Lisp xml parsing library that it uses.

I’ve now fixed microblog-bot and redeployed the bots, fixing some other bugs as well (the bots will say hi to you again if you message them).

You can click through to the bots from these pages:

The Cybernetic Artworld

Random Aesthetics

Quantitative Aesthetics

http://flowingdata.com/2010/06/28/do-movie-sequels-live-up-to-their-originals/

Do movie sequels live up to the originals? Testing the diminishing returns theory using scores from an online review website.

This is a great example of the kind of meta-analysis that computers and large datasets enable.

http://edwardwinkleman.blogspot.com/2010/07/jennifer-dalton-flag-art-foundation.html

Jennifer Dalton’s show at FLAG Art Foundation analyses print and online media to depict the social forms that are hidden in the information that they present.

I can’t get to New York to see the show but it sounds like excellent QA art.