- Jon Thomson (born 1969) and Alison Craighead (born 1971) are London-based visual-artists, who work with video, sound and the Internet.
- Jon Thomson was born in London, England and Alison Craighead in Aberdeen, Scotland.
They have been working together with video, sound and the Internet since 1993.
- Much of their work to date explores how technology changes the way we perceive the world around us.
- They use live data to make artworks, including "template cinema online artworks" and gallery installations, where networked movies are created in real time from online material such as remote-user security web cams, audio feeds and chat room text transcripts.
- Recently (as of 2008) they have made outdoor semi-permanent works, Decorative Newsfeeds and BEACON, where the emphasis is on how live virtual information might interact with physical public space.
- In 2008 they made an animated documentary, Flat Earth, where the voices of bloggers found online are combined with public domain satellite imagery.
Flat Earth is one of Thomson & Craigheads short films. Flat Earth is a desktop documentary, which takes the viewer on a seven minute trip around the world so that we encounter a series of fragments taken from real peoples' blogs. These fragments are knitted together to form a kind of story or singular narrative.
The link to this film is http://www.thomson-craighead.net/docs/warfilm.htmlm, and i have also uploaded the clip to my blog.