If you stumble across ConferenceCall.biz in the abyss of the internet, you'll probably think it's a small corner of hell. Artist Zach Scott strung together 75 recorded calls and placed them over old, grainy videos to create a website that simulates a never-ending conference call.
Scott says he wanted to comment on that special kind of "workplace agony" that is the conference call by highlighting its surreal qualities. He knew he wanted to use randomization for the website's framework to emphasize how all conference calls are slightly different, but essentially always more of the same. No one will ever visit the site and hear the same conference call — it's always a new, random set of voices in a different order.
Every time you join the call, ConferenceCall.biz is funny and haunting to listen to. Scott told The Verge he's hoping the website evokes emotional reactions from listeners, especially those who have to deal with the monotony of many conference calls on regular basis. "I hope that they take a step back during the next call and think to themselves, 'what we're doing here is just absurd.'"