Breaking News is a second project under the umbrella thematic of INFORMATIONALISM - the saturation of data in our day to day lives. The initial project is On Transmitting Ideology, presented in Berlin as part of Transmediale.08: CONSPIRE and in Philadelphia at Vox Populi, both in 2008.
Breaking News is a two-part project about the re-interpretation of the ceaseless data we call “current events.” The first part is a news literacy workshop initially conducted in Buffalo at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center. Children between the ages of seven and eight years old discussed what they consider news, how it disseminates, and recent newsworthy events. They learned to visually deconstruct a newspaper and then reinterpret articles and headlines into drawings and collages. Beyond the pedagogical purpose of the workshop, it served as a means to gather content that informed the second part of the project: the gallery installation.Breaking News