studio@donaldhanson.net

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

Available for AV/VJ performance, installations, lectures, workshops and commissions. Also available for office hours to talk art / design / code / ideas / mentorship.

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https://brokenscreen.online/
net-art vj 2018
Screenshot of https://brokenscreen.online/

https://brokenscreen.online is an abstract live render artpiece made with JavaScript. The scene consists of four actors. Four cubes- two wireframe and two opaque. The wire cubes slowly form patterns in the background as the opaque cubes leave a trail of pixels wherever they go.

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Permanent Redirect
net-art 2018
Permanent Redirect Screenshot of cover story on Permanent Redirect by The Outline.

A net art piece that moves to a new URL whenever someone views it. It is not possible to link to the art piece. Over time the art piece will become very hard to view. At the time of this writing the art has been viewed and moved over 168,000 times by humans and robots. (Mostly robots) This is an experiment in introducing artificial scarcity into digital work.

Press: CBC Radio Audio Interview The Outline I Had Ten Dollars (Interview) Boing Boing Kottke

Viral Tweet
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More Plants
net-art 2018
More Plants Browser Extension Screenshot of More Plants Chrome Extension.

For people who need a little more green in their lives. More Plants is a browser extension that adds images of plants to the websites you visit. You can add up to 100 plants on every page. There are over 70 varieties. They appear at the top and bottom of the page and can be dragged aside if they are blocking something.

Install the Chrome Extension
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 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.

Project page on Codame

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

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Pixel Synth
net-art vj 2018
Iframe of pixelsynth.com.

Pixel Synth is a lofi video synthesizer in the browser. Click the screen to randomize. Open source. Works with MIDI.

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Composition Idea Generator
net-art 2017

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
WebSplicer Bookmarklet
net-art 2018
Video demo of WebSplicer.

WebSplicer is a bookmarklet that merges another webpage into the one you're viewing. Here's the source code.

Use it on any page:

WebSplicer Bookmarklet (Drag to Bookmarks Bar)
Cyberpunk Vis

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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