Basic Cable Project:

Through the use of image repetition, Basic Cable is a visualization that explores media over-saturation and the abundance of specialty programming. By capturing nearly 500,000 images, 7200 images per week and per channel, a unique visual representation is created of all 69 channels found on Comcast’s Basic Cable broadcasting.


Each channel is digitally captured at 1 minute intervals for an entire week. The visual data from each day is overlaid so that each moment is composited with the same moment from the other days. This procedure produces an formal pattern that shows the structure of the programing and provides a platform for socio-political commentary on the ramifications of non-stop media and advertising on society. 

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