[-empyre-] Response to Anna: Nick Knouf, MAICgregator

Davin Heckman davinheckman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 12:19:40 AEST 2016

MAICgregator is a brilliant project and I am very happy to see I am not the
only one who is grateful for this kind of work.

I have often wondered if some version of it will be developed for


On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 4:52 PM, Timothy Conway Murray <tcm1 at cornell.edu>

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> Thanks so much for joining us, Anna, and for focusing our attention on
> net.art focusing on the finances of the web.  While not directly in with
> Heath Bunting's piece, which I'm very pleased to see recalled, you have me
> thinking fondly of Nick Knouf's MAICgregator (http://maicgregator.org)
> that is a Firefox extension that aggregated information about the
> embeddedness of colleges and universities (I seem to recall that he focused
> on US institutions) in the military-academic-industrial contex. The
> software provided an overlay on university homepages of the data culled
> from government funding databases and news sources, etc., as well as
> information about university trustees.
> I recall Nick's being aggressed quite harshly by one of my colleagues for
> the "terrorism" of his project (whose aim was to reveal the disguistes of
> terrorism of a different sort).  I'm hoping that Nick will see this post
> and perhaps comment in more detail on this fascinating and innovative piece
> (which seems to be no longer active).   I seem to recall that Anna might
> have written something about this piece in her last book as well?
> Cheers,
> Tim
> Timothy Murray
> Professor of Comparative Literature and English
> Taylor Family Director, Society for the Humanities
> http://www.arts.cornell.edu/sochum/
> Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
> http://goldsen.library.cornell.edu
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> Cornell University,
> Ithaca, New York 14853
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