Newest Work

stress (2014)

take a moment to relax a little bit while I show you my collection of stress balls.

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Ode to The Deprecated Body (Coccyx) (2014)

(for 15folds)

The remnants of our vestigial tail is the daily reminder that even after all the hardware and software upgrades, we are all nothing more than wild beasts.

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Download for Mac, PC, Linux, or play online

Stuff on Stuff on Stuff: The Game (beta) (2014)

a game where u stack stuff on stuff

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blindsketch.com (2014)

Draw Without Looking

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Consensus (2013)

Rewrite the book on writing books!

Consensus is a democratic, open-source writing project funded and produced through a Kickstarter campaign. Individual words for a book are chosen by backers, and then the content is written completely by the group (in realtime via Google Docs) and decided by direct participation via focus groups, discussions, and polling. It's an experiment in "Kickstarter-as-medium," and a framework for the messy, chaotic collaboration that’s inherent in the Internet.

Natasha (2013)

Stock photo giant Getty Images is notoriously aggressive in policing licenses to their images. A minor infraction (or false positive in their image tracking software) will trigger a barrage of threatening legal letters and invoices demanding exorbitant licensing fees and penalties. These demands have never been held up in court, leading many to call their tactics simply "speculative invoicing," an act of strong arming the unaware and defenseless, mafia-style, into "paying up." This experimental documentary (sourced from an online forum post and created entirely with unlicensed Getty Images) brings their questionable practices to life.

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Attempting to write my name with silly string in zero gravity [COMPUTER SIMULATION & NASA PROPOSAL] (2013)

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Blindsketch @ Third Party (2013)

from "unknown drawing"

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@RT_istStatement (2013)

"Working on my artist statement"

A twitter account for retweeting people who tweet about working on their artist statement. Follow RT_istStatement!

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Blade Runner Final Final Cut Pro Mega Cut (2013)

A live collaborative improvisational redubbing of Bladerunner. Created at CultureHub in NYC for Megapolis 2013

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Tongue Strike II preview gifs (2013)

Video Game Preview

A little taste of the game me and mike lopez are working on for the LA Game Space Game Pack, coming soon!

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Remnants (2013)

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Inspirational Quotes in Spooky Font (2013)

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Art Handler (preview) (2013)

Do you have what it takes to be an ART HANDLER?

A series of art games I'm working on. You can play three of them if you bring a DVD-R to The museum of the moving image for their dead drop show!

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blindsketch.com (2013)

draw without looking

blindsketch is a game where you draw without looking. Use your mind's eye to render a complex and beautiful masterpiece, or just sketch a little doodle, but either way, you can only see your drawing when you are finished. Choose free draw or take the daily drawing challenge if you're feeling competitive.

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bird in space (2013)

a bunch of brancusis just hangin out

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mirroredvenus.gif (2013)

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Ad campaign (2013)

get a FREE PHOTO from me using this WEIRD OLD TRICK.

I made this "advertisement" for the Badlands Unlimited "AD BOOK" created by BFFA3AE for iOS devices. Click Here to Download. It's great! AD BOOK by BFFA3AE is an e-book that consists entirely of advertisements: for artists, galleries, publications, businesses, and anything arts related. Through both open call and invitation, BFFA3AE received over 200 ads from emerging and established artists and groups from New York, London, and elsewhere. AD BOOK contributors purchased ad space based on a price determined by BFFA3AE’s own invented system of value. Each ad—like all great advertising—teeters at the edge of expression, promotion, and common sense. Taken as a whole, AD BOOK testifies to how perverse and diverse any self-respecting marketplace of ideas ought to be. With an introduction by Artforum publisher Knight Landesman.

birds (2013)

screen capture from a unity3d environment

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crossword puzzle (2013)

crossword puzzle

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No Beginning / No End (2013)

The human construct of time is nothing but a sweet, sweet fantasy baby.

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Lame Dream Journal (2012)

Do you Suffer from Lame Dream Syndrome?

Lame Journal is a submission-based tumblr that collects lame dreams.

I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times [MONO-TUNED] (2012)

Sometimes I feel very sad.

[[Mono-Tuned™]] WOW Beautiful classic oldies track from the words of a genius listen to the lyrics they are more true today than ever THIS is what music used to be like when it really mattered unlike that justin berirbr lady gaga little wayne crap

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Disco Sleaze (2012)

Drip

Visuals I made for a show that was in a FREAKING CASTLE. The theme was "disco sleaze."

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three beanbag chairs (2012)

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Ocean Loop (2012)

test loop for something else. turned out cool.

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Eel Prototype (2012)

Art Game Prototype

I made this game prototype that turned out pretty cool. You're an eel and you have to navigate around obstacles. You can play it online if you've got the unity plugin, or you can download it for mac/pc if you want.
Play Online
D/L for Mac
D/L for PC

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The Waiting Game (2012)

Time Wasting Simulator

THE WAITING GAME is a free downloadable videogame for Mac and PC about wasting time. In it, you play as yourself. Tap your fingers on your desk. Earn points. If you get enough points, you'll get a better desk. You must balance speed, accuracy and endurance if you want to become the TAPPING MASTER and eventually reach TRANSCENDENCE. Are you up for the task?

Download the Game for free at the-waiting-ga.me

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How To Download A Boyfriend (2012)

E-Book Group Show

The first of its kind, How To Download a Boyfriend is a group art exhibition in the form of an interactive e-book. Featuring images from 50 contemporary artists from New York and elsewhere, HTDAB showcases the most interesting work being created at the intersection of digital and popular culture today. Established and acclaimed artists like Thomas Bayrle and Cory Arcangel use xerox machines and disposable cameras to make images while up and coming artists like Josh Kline troll the web for materials to create one-of-a-kind works. Artists and writers have also made interactive “quizzes” that test readers with funny, probing, or simply absurd questions about love and longing in the 21st century. Curated by the staff of Badlands Unlimited.

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WORK (∞ HOUR ENERGY) (2012)

work work work

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TOWWWW (2012)

4-player art game

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Borescore.org (2012)

Which photo is more boring?

Borescore.org is a clone of Zuckerberg’s proto-facebook site “facemash,” only instead of rating hot Harvard girls, you rate boring instagram photos. It even uses the same ELO ranking system as the original to generate the BoreScore. The project is the logical extension of my tumblr, boringinstagramphotos.tumblr.com

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faucet gif (2012)

drip

A VERY ARTISTIC GIF

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The World’s Most Boring Instagram Photos (2012)

Tumblr

The World's Most Boring Instagram Photos is a curatorial tumblr project in which I scour publically posted instagrams to find transcendentally dull ones.

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volcano (2012)

gif

A gif I made with my custom drawing software.

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old friends ricky, billy, and larry (2012)

these gifs are the best of friends. they hang out basically all the time.

Gif I made with my custom drawing software

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50 Drawings of Bart Simpson
Made on My Lunchbreak At My Boring
But Stressful and Mentally Exhausting Office Job

50 Drawings of Bart Simpson (2012)

Meditative E-Book

A PDF ebook i made for AGWF for their show "PDF-Release-Party."

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conch2.gif (2012)

Gif I made with my custom drawing software

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SUPERBOWL XLVI SPECIAL ENHANCED 1080p HD LIVESTREAM (2012)

Green Screen Superbowl

SUPERBOWL XLVI SPECIAL ENHANCED 1080p HD LIVESTREAM Trailer (2012)

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't Lose.

I made this video flyer to get you pumped for the big game.

United Characters Emporium (2011)

Knockoff Merchandise Drawn From Memory

United Character Emporium is an online storefront for knockoff merchandise drawn from memory. Created for artobjectculture.net

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Life Narrative Created From Default Walmart.com Photo Album (2011)

A Celebration of Life from Walmart.com

Description from Mike Gutierrez from his blog:

"What are the formal requirements for a life narrative memorial? Let's try to piece it together based on the montage content below in the hopes of finding some sort of formal governing structure.

We have, in order: 1) a baby (during Christmas?)
2) a baby, saddled on Mom's (?) shoulder, facing the camera
3) a multicultural child's birthday party, circa elementary school
4) a walk on the beach with Dad (?), dog, and children
5) learning to ride a bike
6) graduation day (high school? college?)
7) wedding
8) crazy (old) lady clutching Siberian Huskie in cold weather

First, we clearly see a commitment to a chronological arc, starting with baby shots and ending with a shot of a (widowed?) crazy lady who has been emotionally abandoned by everyone in her life except the animals she forces her companionship upon. Second, we see that most of the intervening points of interest are moments of achievement: (1) birth is the greatest achievement of all, or at lest the first; (2) from googly-eyed to self-aware, the baby achieves sentience in the turn toward the camera; (3) friendship is the first foray outside of the circle of family, a notable step into the public sphere; (4) childhood is about exploring boundaries, like the edge of the ocean -- at first under the watchful eye of guardian figures: dogs and fathers; (5) mastery of technology, the dominion of the earth's natural resources, a practical education in the laws of physics and self-possession of personal motor skills; (6) the full introduction into the public realm; (7) shocked and cowed low by the savagery outside the home, the modern autonomous individual seeks out a partner in life for emotional and financial support; (8) nothing good lasts forever, the dream of satiated love fades into the grim realization that loneliness is our only reliable companion -- the nihilism of pet owners.

The general narrative is one of repetitive, meaningless achievement that grinds the individual down until he or she retreats into the inner recesses of hollow, solitary self-pleasure.

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Casual Male Letting His Call Go Straight to Voicemail (2011)

Free Downloadable 3D Model

Downloadable 3D Model 3D Warehouse Link

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Internet Love Scam (2011)

I am a very mature woman

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Digital Arts & Crafts @ DAAP (2011)

SHOOP DA WHOOP 4425Exzellent (2011)

The following interactive 3D sculpture exhibition was constructed by Students and Faculty at UC’s DAAP college of Art and Design on May 26, 2011 in a little over 2 hours.

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tyepilot.com (2011)

An Internet Mystery

“Tyepilot.com” is a multi-media piece of non-fiction writing with found images and video. An attempt to track down the creator of some unique promotional images uncovers the story of a trans-pacific love affair and a pyramid scheme that involves the King of Western Samoa.

Mike Guiterrez wrote some great words on his blog:

"What American Idol did to William Hung, Collins does to Ron Tye. A public exhibition of the private innards of a heart that still beats pure through the high volume degradation of a paper-thin digital economy. But whereas the network television juggernaut backhand skewers its innocent victim like a Christian in an arena spectacle, Collins dares you to smirk while he layers the absurdities of Tye's contributions to the internet one on the other until the separate strands of insanity weave themselves together into an endearing portrait of a lonely man crying out into the www.echochamber.com for the too long absent love of his life, the mother of his children. The story unfolds like a detective story, Collins digging into the bottomless depths of the web to unearth the heartbreak of a strange man, a car wreck, a diva of solitude sending out Youtube love letters tracked to contemporary R&B classics. Witness: the psycho-emotive pathology of spam. After assembling the basic facts of the matter Collins ventures a full narrative:

'Luzy and Ron met online. Despite a significant age difference, and thousands of miles between them, they fell fast and deeply in love. They made plans to be together, a plan to bring Luzy from Vietnam to California. They decided to go into business together. The internet seemed like such a magical place to them. After all, through it they’d accomplished the impossible and found each other. Because of this belief, they were seduced by the promises of GDI. Ron would handle the numbers and the technical aspects, and Luzy would create the graphics. They set up shop at tyepilot.com, and began attempting to sell .WS domain names. The images Luzy created, the hope.jpgs, not only served as promotion for their business, but as love letters to Ron, and as hopes and prayers for the future - a future that did not come."

Some of the offspring of their fateful venture can be seen at www.tyepilot.com, which Collins purchased after Tye let the domain expire. It serves as the (im)permanent gallery of their internet dreams. Go HERE to see the piece.

Note: re-emergence of the mystery (sleuthing) genre in post modernity. Why the thirst for mystery? Twin Peaks; The Savage Detectives. What is mysterious? Is mystery mysterious?"

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BYOB CHI#1 (2011)

"Like A Cat Under A Blanket"

I made this piece for BYOB CHI at Kunsthalle New. All of the other BYOB pieces exhibited that night collide into a cubist(ish) collage explosion of pixels and polygons. Walking the fine line between chaos and composition. Unintentional collaborations and emergent patterns. Putting a bunch of art in one place and stirring it up just to see what happens.

Images of everyone else's work (see a list here,) were all snapped on my cell phone during installation, and inserted as textures onto 3D interactive cloth that folds and tears and is affected by physics. The work was finished and the code compiled at 6:59pm, right as the exhibition began.

You can see it in action here. control with the mouse. click to restart. Installation pics coming soon.

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Tile Gifs (2011)

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Redux (2010)

Improvisational Redub of Jurassic Park

All those present at CS13 on Saturday, December 11th, participated in redubbing an excerpt of Jurassic Park. This included foley effects, an improvisational score, as well as dialogue. here is the finished work.

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Pony (2010)

Live, Screen-Based Choreography

some shit i made in poser

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Holiday E-Card (2009)

Merry Christmas

I made this video in 2009 as visuals for a black friday party. I put together the music later and sent it to my friends as a holiday ecard (electronic card.) I'm reposting it now because I hope this video will become a cherished part of your christmas tradition, that you bookmark and revisit it every year and share it with your friends/loved ones while getting drunk by a fire at your parent's house (you don't have a chimney or fireplace at your apartment.)

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The Letter (2008)

It's Gone. I'm Sorry.

She was reading it in her chair

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Dust (All We AAre) (2008)

Transcendental Karaoke

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Beef (2004)

History of the World in Beef

I made this gross thing a long time ago

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Big Brother (2004)

Collab w Sean Collins (My Brother)

I made this video in 2004, from a conversation with my brother and some drawings he made while he was bored in school. It's really old, but I'm pretty sure it's one of the greatest things I've ever made.

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