Here’s some information on a new project of mine. “Google Alert Loop” uses Google’s free “Blogger” software and “Google Alerts” to create a webblog that auto-publishes itself based on mentions of specific alert topics sent to the email address specified. The idea is to create a self-perpetuating blog that will publish repeatedly until it begins to publish its own mentions into a continuous cycle. The project attempts to question the utility of these automated systems such as “Google Alerts” and how they are being used to aggregate and polarize opinions across the Internet.
More info on the project here.