Recent Videos

Oil Standard screencast

Oil Standard is a web browser plug-in that converts all prices from U.S. Dollars into the equivalent value in barrels of crude oil. When you load a web page, the script seamlessly inserts converted prices into the page. As the cost of oil fluctuates on the commodities exchange, prices rise and fall in real-time.

Project by Michael Mandiberg
Documentation by Simon Jolly
Soundtrack by I am Jen

Cast: Michael Mandiberg, iamjen and Simon Jolly

Tools for the end of the world: LightCoder

Pocket LightCoder: In case of disaster point it to the sun and ask for help. Or just send a secret message.

Cast: ChocolateRobot

10 Steps to your own Virtual Sweatshop

Original Concept by:
Jeff Crouse
Stephanie Rothenberg

Created by:
Jeff Crouse
Stephanie Rothenberg
Andrew Mahon
Morgan Cooper
Nix Sands

Video Directed by:
Annie Ok
Jeff Crouse
Stephanie Rothenberg

Annie Ok

Live Footage:
Stephanie Rothenberg
Broken Branchez Productions

Double Happiness Employees:
Lailu Loon
Leena Blackadder
Corvin Tao
Economic Mip
topher Skinstad
Jorden Bellios
Keenan Yengawa
Cassandi Gossipgirl
Kristy McBride
Fpady2 comet
MoMo Felwitch
Relentless Roux
Isidro GossipGirl
Arrn Blanco
MalieDornan Telling
Pandesmos Xi

Double Happiness Models:
Joanna Raczkiewicz
Geraldine Juarez
Sonia Ahn
Taj Banks
Simon Jolly
Glen Moore

Additional Thanks to:
Disco Meisch
Astrud Sands
Zach Lieberman
Shivaun Korfanta
Shari Frilot

Invisible Threads installation at New Frontier on Main at Sundance ‘08

Invisible Threads was made possible by the kind support of Eyebeam and Sundance

Large Format Printer provided courtesy of Hewlett Packard

Song by Kraftwerk

Second Life® and Linden Labs are trademarks of Linden Research, Inc.
Invisible Threads is not affiliated with or sponsored by Linden Research.

Cast: Jeff Crouse

inkscanner @ eyebeam Mixer

An installation in which people can scan their own body in 3D using a cheap pool, a webcam, some ink and some custom software.
Through submerging your body in ink-dyed water, a camera mounted directly above the pool can take photographs at different time stages that can be converted into silhouettes and then later stacked on top of each other for a 3 dimensional representation of your body.

thanks to Eyebeam center for Art and Technology for making this happen!

For more information see:

Cast: Friedrich Kirschner

Real Costs screencast

Real Costs is a Firefox plug-in that inserts emissions data into travel related e-commerce websites. The first version adds CO2 emissions information to airfare websites such as,,, etc. Following versions will work with car directions, car rental, and shipping websites. Think of it like the nutritional information labeling on the back of food... except for emissions.

Project by Michael Mandiberg
Documentation by Simon Jolly
Soundtrack by I am Jen

Cast: Michael Mandiberg, iamjen and Simon Jolly

How to Close Every McDonald's in Manhattan

Ronald McDonald, who had fallen in love with the food of New York and become frustrated with the corporate agenda of McDonald's, stepped into action closing every McDonald's store in Manhattan.

Cast: Steve Lambert