Definition of Terrorist

Interactive website (2017)


What is a terrorist? This website provides an algorithmic aid for identifying potentially dangerous human beings.

The project is an absurdist response to the Trump Administration’s “Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”--colloquially referred to as a “Muslim Ban.” The artist culled diverse historical and contemporary definitions of the word “terrorist” from dictionaries, news media, and government policy. Visitors to the website may click a button to randomly generate a new definition of the word until they find one that is satisfactory to them.