Performing the Web: JODI and Jeff Crouse & Aaron Meyers


JODI's ongoing performance project, The Folksomy Project, takes YouTube as source material, with the artists utilizing custom software to select and manipulate user-generated videos from the popular website. Armed with a virtual "juke-box" of video clips, JODI focuses on YouTube users love-hate relationship with new technologies, from iPod love ballads to laptop smashing. As with much of JODI's work, The Folksomy Project is a study in how online systems (dis)function.

Project Created: 
November 2009

Aaron Meyers is a designer and programmer using generative strategies in the creation of software and moving image. Since earning his MFA at the USC Interactive Media Division in 2007, Meyers worked in the now-defunct Yahoo Design Innovation Team, taught classes at UCLA Design|Media Arts and continues to work on a variety of interactive projects for diverse clients that have included Digg, Radiohead, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

Prior to working as a Fellow at Eyebeam, as a Research Associate, Aaron was a frequent collaborator of Jeff Crouse, Eyebeam senior fellow. Their projects, Praying@Home and The World Series of 'Tubing were presented at Eyebeam MIXER events in March and June 2009, respectively.

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