MURDER OF JO COX : Thomas Hoch (AT), Hui-wai Chan (HK) – Interface Cultures, Kunstuniversität Linz

Dazzled by the hyper reality of digital journalism, we may find ourselves questioning the possibility of truth among contradictory narratives and sensations.  The British MP Jo Cox’s death in June 2016 has represented such a scenario most archetypally, with an extraordinary display of media bias provided by the so-called ‘left’ to ‘right’, from national newspaper to independent media. In this work, the artists aim to create a user-experience of robotic journalism. Audiences can map out and generate news with artificial intelligence and data mined from a range of UK media online, by using a mixer interface. The result will be displayed in an installation composed of data visualization, a ticker and research material.