'Shiver' (2015), an artwork by Tristan Deratz. Code by Andrew Dodd
Shiver is an artwork in the form of a Chrome Extension. A web browser is frequently the portal to the world beyond our immediate senses. Constantly searching a rolling news feed for several keywords, Shiver responds aesthetically when a keyword occurs. These keywords are associated with moments of unspeakable violence and terror. This response may break our attention for a moment, in the place where our eyes are so often focused, not to teach nor tell, but to create an aesthetic moment that gestures to the hard cold of the world beyond us.