Tim Knapen Work Contact
Giant White Glove x
Giant White Glove, 2008

The "White Glove Tracking project" is an open source project initiated by Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth. They created a platform on which users could manually mark the  location of Michael Jackson's glove in every frame of a video. In 72 hours, random people on the internet had worked together to locate the glove in all of the 10,060 frames.

After gathering this information, they published the results online and invited other artists to create visualisations based on the data. "Giant White Glove" is my contribution to this project. It was created in one single day as a break from a tedious commercial project. 


Technical Details:
Built in Java with Processing

PLUTO festival, Nijdrop, Belgium
White Glove Tracking, New Museum, NY, USA


1. Amazon Mechanical Turk

Amazon Mechanical Turk is a crowdsourcing internet marketplace enabling individuals and businesses to coordinate the use of human intelligence to perform tasks that computers are currently unable to do.

Employers are able to post jobs known as Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs), such as choosing the best among several photographs of a storefront, writing product descriptions, or identifying performers on music CDs. Workers can then browse among existing jobs and complete them in exchange for a monetary payment set by the employer.