Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
The run of the top news of the mass media causes a duplicate of infinite words and names in the network, with a preponderance (in percentage) in the contents to rapid perishability. Obsession reflect the real-time events the headlines all look alike, repeating the same concept in the loop with labile changes. A groped a visualization of this phenomenon strictly linked to the immediacy of publication of the network is Wordnews the young German Benjamin Fischer, author of Neuordnung . The software collects the headlines of the most popular international news and returns visiviamente through a quantitative calculation of the frequency of the same. The 'weight', therefore, information is given by the dimensionality of the same graphics, mimicking in a minimal way and standardized style 'shouted' the mass of contemporary journalism. Unlike other similar works, as Newsmap or News Reader , here, there are the focal points of a layout specially studied, but there is provided a neutral cartography verbal information, where the alphabetic signs immediately recognizable generate a snapshot hype informative. The words, decontextualized from their strategic positioning in their respective sites regain their descriptive value, isolated in a series of variables which, at the same time, it synthesizes repetition and proper sense.