The Condon Committee was the informal name of the group funded by the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1968 at the University of Colorado to study unidentified flying objects under the direction of physicist Edward Condon. The result of its work, known as the Condon Report, appeared in 1968.
This 450-page book uses the Condon Report as content in an exercise of layout, typography, pacing, and craft. More images coming soon.
The Fake News Generator, inspired by OpenAI’s controversial language algorithm, prompts a person to choose between a short series of conditionals in order to produce a custom headline that they can “post” to the the wall. The article headline even comes along with a randomly generated source such as the New York Times, or Buzzfeed: adding just an additional touch of legitimacy to a completely illegitimate statement.
The results are often completely incomprehensible but on occasion make enough sense that they could be perceived to be true. In one iteration, participants were asked to identify which articles were real and which were fake.