Alex Killough’s work and collaborative projects use videos, interactive multimedia installations, and net art to explore the mix of different signals, electronic and otherwise, within mass culture. Killough’s most visible projects have been the pop groups OMD 20.20 and A Roman Scandal. Both met with some degree of critical acclaim and logical chagrin. Killough's work has been shown at the Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, and at the Jamail Swim Center at U.T. Austin, as well as in various public venues. This year he took part in the Versionfest05, Chicago. Killough received his MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 2003, and his BFA from The University of Texas, Austin in 2000.
meta[cc] is a collaborative work of the Conglomco Media Network
principal contributors to this project include charles clark, alex killough, and tyler nordgren
a tool designed to provide multiple alternative perspectives to the mainstream
and corporate cable/broadcast news sources. META[CC] seeks to create an open
forum for real time discussion, commentary, and cross-referencing of electronic
news and televised media. By combining strategies employed in web-based
discussion forums, blogs, tele-text subtitling, on-demand video streaming, and
search engines, the open captioning format employed by META[CC] will allow users
to access multiple simultaneous perspectives. The system being developed is
adaptable for use with any video signal.
As the news archive grows, so do the divergent topics and resources presented to the user. Users may choose to download portions of the archive digitally. As users view the captions and videos, they may add their own search terms and additional online resources. META[CC] is in its infancy; as the project develops, additional features such as web-based remote channel switching and video archiving will be incorporated.