Josh Begley (b. 1984) is a data artist and app developer based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes.
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. His work has appeared in Wired, The New York Times, NPR, The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York Magazine, and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.
Begley holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and New York University. He currently works at The Intercept, a publication of First Look Media. He is represented by Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco.