burak-arikan-mypocket-exhibition-neuberger-2009

Custom online software, HD video animation, list, receipts, installation

MYPOCKET traces simultaneously a personal history of expenditures and universal financial forecast. The artist has meticulously retained physical and virtual evidence of all his expenditures, creating a database visualization of their passage and custom software algorithm of their probability of recurrence. The Transactions Feed archives all of his economic interactions (thereby making all his personal financial records public), and posts their percentaged predictions. The Transactions Graph is a dynamic representation of the temporal and relational aspects of these transactions. Each receipt of his expenditures are then marked a stamp of the predicted probability with which the transaction would have happened, transforming it into a unique “predicted object”.

Inspired by a line in the Bank of America Privacy Policy document, the MYPOCKET system run from 2008 to 2010 subjecting the artist to a 2 year life experiment.

MYPOCKET is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.
http://turbulence.org/Works/mypocket/


Reactions (3)

  1. Burak Arikan » MediaSpace, Stuttgart, 2009  | August 13, 2009:

    [...] More info on Meta-Markets: http://burak-arikan.com/meta-markets More info on MYPOCKET: http://burak-arikan.com/mypocket [...]

  2. My Pocket (as in what’s in it?) « Information Design at Penn  | January 18, 2011:

    [...] Project by Burak Arikan that traces personal expenditures. from → My Pocket / Burak Arikan ← Ari’s Life LikeBe the first to like this post. No comments yet [...]

  3. Turkish and Other Delights | Burak Arıkan | Art21 Blog  | March 23, 2011:

    [...] the consequences of hundreds of every day actions and activities, such as 2008′s “MYPOCKET” project, which meticulously traced all of Arıkan’s expenditures over the course of many months and [...]