“Coming Out Simulator 2014, a half-true game about half-truths” by Nicky Case is a game with minimal interface (sms chat) and background soundtrack loops. Structured through multiple choices selection it’s verbally constructing an engaging narrative. http://ncase.itch.io/coming-out-simulator-2014
Cyborg Unplug by Julian Oliver, Samim Winiger, and Stop The Cyborgs, a simple device able to detect and fight back surveillance devices obtrusively accessing wireless networks, in fact breaking their unauthorised uploads and streams.
Ping-Reset by Bart Koppe is an installation where 36 internet routers attached to the ceiling are rebooted when functioning, making an attached object to make a sound, creating an orchestrated symphony generated by ping and reset.
After the government started to cut major social network platforms access, Occupy Central, Hong Kong protesters turn to mesh networks to evade China’s censorship http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/191118-hong-kong-protesters-turn-to-mesh-networks-to-evade-chinas-censorship
Like Pearls by Morehshin Allahyari is an animated and interactive mash-up of the Farsi spam Allahyari receives in her mailbox.
Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
“If you publish this work on the Internet I will sue you” by Vigilante (FR/IT) is effectively placing itself on a billboard instantly evoking its digital transmission, in a classic conceptual art strategy (using the words to create an uncanny situation (and tension) in between two different dimensions.
noPhone by Ingmar Larsen is meant to give people the “phone feeling” without their actual phone. It’s a 3D printed mockup, resembling mostly an iPhone, which should reassure the addicted person to still be in control of its obsession. A slick website and an hilarious FAQ are completing the effort. http://www.nophone.eu
“Cloud Piano” by David Bowen, uses a camera pointed to the sky recognising the clouds and activating consequently keys on a piano.
“Artwork by Anonymous” a screenshot of an anonymous post on the board pondering the diminished nature of art has been sold on Ebay for US $90,900.00. Officially buyer will receive a plain inkjet print in a frame.
“Not available on the App Store” a viral sticker (which can be bought for 1 dollar or self-made) used to remark difference between material-based and screen-based excitement http://notonappstore.com
Pfft! by Casey Reas is a software meant to preserve the strobe quality of television while abstracting it. http://reas.com/pfft/
“All I know and then some” by Addie Wagenknecht is a big handwriting covering a whole wall with a sequence of repeating sentences starting with “I will not download things that get me into trouble” and ending with “I will not download things” http://placesiveneverbeen.com/index.php/all-i-know-and-then-some/
Mountain by David OReilly, is a “consequential” videogame, as you’re a mountain and your development (which passively lasts for the whole game) is determined by answers to initial questions http://mountain-game.com