The Reporter at the studios of WGBH during the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival

The Reporter

The Reporter is a new media project that mixes and recombines words found in online news stories. Letters from collected words float freely in an animated typographic cloud and periodically move to make original statements. During an installation, The Reporter’s vocabulary is regularly updated. Its sources can be tailored to a specific location or specific topics.

In 2009, it was shown at the studios of WGBH in Boston as part of Boston Cyberarts Festival. Its sources included WGBH related programming such as NPR, PBS and the BBC as well as Boston area newspapers and blogs.

In 2011, it was shown at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC during a special gala in the gallery celebrating the opening of an exhibition. During this event, words were gathered from sources near the hometowns of each of the participating artists.

During the Asheville Art Museum’s “Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition” in 2012, The Reporter gathered its words from Asheville area news organizations.