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Donald Hanson is a new media artist in Oakland working between technology, design and creative coding. His work explores interactive aesthetics, live projection, glitch art and internet technology.

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Favicron net-art 2017 Favicron by Donald Hanson

Favicron is a page filled with favicons of the most popular websites year over year. It automatically updates the favicons as it cycles through the years from the year 2000 (invention of the favicon) to 2017.

Favicron was shown in the 2017 Wrong Biennale, in the pavilion Dis[ ] (Disarray).

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ShyBot art-installations net-art collaborations 2017 ShyBot Screenshot of ShyBot tracking website.

ShyBot is an autonomous robot designed to flee from people, released in Palm Springs for the 2017 Desert X Biennial. As part of a team of four, my role was to build an online interface to track the GPS equipped robot. My visualization was also shown at a two-week exhibit at The Lab in San Francisco. Produced in collaboration with CODAME Art+Tech as Norma Jeane.

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Project page on Codame

Press: New York Times 1 NYT 2 Engadget Motherboard Huffington Post Popular Mechanics KMIR Local CBS Local

Composition Idea Generator net-art 2017 shown here in iframe

A randomized sentence describing a composition that does not exist yet. Created by observing artwork and noting every word that came to mind, then sorting the words into parts of speech.

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CSS Scrambler Bookmarklet net-art 2016 CSS Scrambler bookmarklet Screenshots of scrambled websites. Originals 1,2

CSS Scrambler is a bookmarklet that alters the html from top to bottom by moving the CSS rules found on each element onto its preceding element. The result is a visually scrambled layout. It can be run multiple times on a page, changing the layout each time. Here's the source code.

Drag the bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar and use it on any page:

CSS Scrambler
Cyberpunk Vis net-art art-installations collaborations 2016 shown here in iframe

Windows spawn, grow and animate while quotes from William Gibson's novels type themselves and fizzle away. Shown as a semi-performed projection at B4BEL4B in October 2016, over scultpures by Lana Voronina.

Click the iframe above to allow keyboard commands.

1 ...... spawn window
2 ...... remove window
3 ...... show quote
4 ...... remove quote
5 ...... change color
up ..... move windows vertically
left ... move windows horizontally
space .. stop and start autoplay

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