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Sam Lavigne

Pioneer Works artist-in-residence Sam Lavigne discusses the projects he has been working on during his time in Red Hook --such as his Enron email piece, in which participants can sign up to receive all 500,000 emails sent by top executives of the Enron Corporation. The emails are received in the order they were originally sent, and run the gamut from banal emails about meetings, to the best ways to privatize the energy industry in Georgia, and personal emails between husband and wife.

Lavigne is an artist and programmer based in Brooklyn whose work deals with surveillance, cops, data, and automation. He is currently a research fellow at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and a contributing editor at The New Inquiry. He is the co-founder of Useless Press, an online publishing collective, and the co-founder of the Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon.