Project 1 — Circulation Validator

The internet is the modern day distributor of media. The search engine utilizes highly focused audiences but also allows for random encounter. This project experiments with the Rube Goldberg-like process of dissemination in the digital space as your work in this course moves from post, to message, to Facebook wall, tweet, and recursive re-issuing. We will explore methods of conventional digital publishing tools to examine the multiple paths embedded in the tools and analyzing the distortions of information in this media environment.

For this project we ask you not to focus on creating a novel work to share, but rather on the act of sharing and the directions it takes.