Art & Design, Code, Data Visualization

iSkyTV is a networked art project that detects the user’s location and animates the Google Street View sky above their heads. The project is a reimagining of SkyTV, Yoko Ono’s famed video work from 1966.

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In SkyTV, Ono brought the outside space inside the gallery. In contrast, iSkyTV brings the interior space of the database outside and invites viewers to reflect on a world in which our natural resources and landscapes have been digitized, databased, copyrighted and archived.

iSkyTV is currently online for web & mobile users and installed on 32 screens at the MIT Media Lab

iSkyTV is designed for use in many contexts including web & mobile devices, desktop screensavers, and gallery installations. It premiered at SXSW 2013 and is currently installed at the MIT Media Lab where it debuted as part of the Other Festival. In this installation, iSkyTV serves a timekeeping function and appears every hour on the hour on screens throughout the lab.

iSkyTV is a project by the Institute for Infinitely Small Things with Sophia Brueckner. iSkyTV was commissioned by with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.