Newscomic recycles the news, re-mixes it, subverts and distorts it. An early generative satire.

Link to project

It is a digital/ networked project that takes live news feeds (RSS feeds) from major newspapers, chops them up at random and puts the resultant text into speech bubbles in a comic. The comic illustrations reflect the current latest news, and are regularly updated to keep up with the news. The result is a disjointed comic, where the words and pictures don’t quite fit but make their own story. Often the story is quite surreal, but can by chance make sense, and even be quite revealing.

I’ve always felt this is almost a really great idea, but needs polishing!

June 2006

Posted in Digital stories, Generators