Mushon Zer Avivhttp://mushon.comwww.shual.com
Mushon Zer-Aviv (b. 1976, Israel) is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in NY & Tel Aviv. He is the co-founder of Shual.com design studio and has created several collaborative initiatives merging design, politics and networks. His work involves media in public space and public space in media. They have been exhibited world wide in museums such as the MoMA in NY and the SFMOMA in San Freancisco; in festivals such as Ars Electronica, Offf, Future Everything and Transmediale; and were awarded prizes and grants from PrixArs, Rhizome, Turbulence and others. Mushon is a co-author of the Collaborative-Futures.org collaboratively authored book and his essays have been published both online and in print in books such as Open Design Now and Learning Through Digital Media. Mushon is an honorary resident at Eyebeam - an art and technology center in New York. He has been teaching new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem. He blogs at Mushon.com.
Good Listeners, 2011http://mushon.com/glCode: Zohar Arad
This new V&A commission uses software that tracks and analyses the online activity of web users. Visitors are encouraged to use the computer in the installation to access the internet. When the contents of their search are exposed to a third party service, a confessional booth opens in the computer's sidebar. Its size is determined by the amount of data collected by a third party.
Network and custom softwareCourtesy Mushon Zer Aviv, commissioned by the V&A with generous support from the Porter Foundation and in collaboration with Design Museum Holon.
Courtesy of the artist