Phantom Captain at Apexart, explores art collaboration that involves amateur groups of individuals responding to “crowdsourcing” initiatives created by artists. The term crowdsourcing refers to “user-generated content,” or outsourcing labor to armies of amateurs.
Artists: Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, Jeff Howe, Davy Rothbart, Allison Wiese, and others
The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.