‘Get Well Soon’ getwellsoon.labr.io

I have a special appreciation for artworks and projects which rely on themed web scraping; I have worked on several myself. But this one, in particular, is quite distressing.

Sam Lavigne and Tega Brain introducing their project:

The comments posted on gofundme.com’s medical fundraisers form a revealing archive. These messages express care, well wishes, sympathy and generosity in the face of personal adversity and systemic failure. This is an archive of mutual aid in response to a ruthless for-profit health system.

It is an archive that should not exist.

There is power in simplicity. (Via Web Curios.)