2021-22 Tally News

Tally Saves the Internet continues to go strong. Play online and/or check it out in person at the following upcoming events. October 22–November 7, 2021, Digitale Düsseldorf 2021 Spring 2022 events (details TBD) Premiere of Tally Tracker Explorer at NC State University’s Visualization Studio Artist talk and workshop on browser extensions at the Gallery@CalIT2, University of California, San … continue reading

Explode the Web

One of my favorite features of Tally is the explode-the-web game mechanic. We wrote about it in the 2019 Signal Culture Cookbook, V2 (link to book, pdf of our chapter and browser extension on GitHub). In our game Tally Saves the Internet, you explode the web every time you defeat a product monster. Enjoy!   … continue reading

The Speed of Thinking
Thinking of Beirut

Before Tally Saves the Internet, we launched our first game The Speed of Thinking.  It’s a simple game where you stack shipping containers onto a cargo ship (sort of like Tetris meets Jenga). It’s strangely meditative in the way that endless shopping online can be for some people, but it’s a game that you can … continue reading

Tally Saves the Internet Learn More
Tally’s Learn More Page

For our friends gearing up for a new semester, we hope our Tally’s Learn More page will be helpful for anyone that wants to talk about dataveillance this semester EFF, Eva & Franco Mattes, Ghostery, Hito Steyerl, John Gilliom, Joy Buolamwini, Laura Kurgan, Lauren Mccarthy, Mozilla, Sam Lavigne, Shoshana Zuboff, The Privacy Project, Tor Browser, … continue reading

Tally Launch!
Tally Saves the Internet Is Live!

Today, we’re launching our game Tally Saves the Internet at https://tallysavestheinternet.com/ Tally Saves the Internet is a browser extension that transforms data advertisers collect into a multiplayer game. Once installed, a friendly pink blob named Tally lives in the corner of your screen and warns you when companies translate your human experiences into free behavioral … continue reading

Create silhouettes of a PNG image from the command line

We are using command line tools to manage images for Tally Saves the Internet. We have 170 monsters at the moment with various variations in color, spritesheets, resolution, resulting on over 3,000 unique files. This week we wanted to speed up the creation of silhouette images for the game and used Imagemagick to automate this. … continue reading

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