Josh Begley (b. 1984, U.S.) is a data artist and developer. Appropriating publicly available satellite imagery, Begley’s work takes advantage of application programming interfaces, or APIs, to build collections of machine-generated images about quotidian life. He currently works at The Intercept with the journalists Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, and Laura Poitras. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic and Wired, among others. Begley holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and New York University.
His work has been included in shows at major institutions and galleries, such as: Laura Poitras: Astro Noise, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2016; Watching You, Watching Me, Open Society Foundations, Budapest, Hungary, 2015; The Crypto Design Exhibition, Museum of The Image, Breda, Netherlands, 2015; Necessary Force, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 2015; Prison Obscura, The New School, New York, 2015; Web on the Wall, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, 2014; Moving Walls 22, Open Society Foundations, New York, 2014; Prison Obscura, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, 2014; Art Dubai, Global Art Forum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2013; Adhocracy, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 2013.