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Calculate Your Purchases in Barrels of Oil

Michael Mandiberg, an net artist, has created Oil Standard, a plugin for Mozilla Firefox that converts any price on any web page you're viewing into barrels of oil. This is the first time I've noticed (maybe you have another example) this type of artistic use of what is normally a very pragmatically used scripting tool (Greasemonkey). You'll need three things to have this petroleum-based fun:

  1. Firefox Browser
  2. Greasemonkey Scripting Tool
  3. Oil Standard Script

Have fun.

Posted on March 20, 2006 9:13 AM by westr015 Art Computation Web Technologies

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