Archive for January, 2011

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Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Naked on Pluto in liberation

The French paper ‘Liberation’ has published an article on Naked on Pluto in it’s weekend edition of 16 and 17 Januari 2011. In the paper version the game is immersively called Naked in Pluto. Here’s a translation (French version below)!

Facebook undressed
The text game “Naked on Pluto” turns personal data into an interactive adventure on social networks.

By: MARIE LECHNER (translation: Marloes de Valk)

Naked as a jaybird you arrive on Pluto, the city of a thousand pleasures, the Las Vegas of the solar system, under the command of Elastic Versailles, a corrupted artificial intelligence. Naked on Pluto is a text based adventure on Facebook, which integrates a player’s personal data and that of his “friends” as elements in this thrilling interactive fiction. (more…)

Plutonian Striptease XII: Gordan Savicic

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Plutonian Striptease is a series of interviews with experts, owners, users, fans and haters of social media, to map the different views on this topic, outside the existing discussions surrounding privacy.

astounding stories of super science: phantoms of reality

Gordan Savicic (AT/NL) is an artist playing with software algorithms, experimental media and fine art. His project “Suicide Machine 2.0”, where you can kill your virtual identity on social media sites, attracted lots of media attention. His work includes game art, interactive/passive installations and speculative hardware. His participation in collaborative projects and performances have been shown in several countries, such as Japan (dis-locate), Germany (Transmediale), Spain (Arco Madrid), France (IRCAM) and the Netherlands (V2_), among others. Savicic lives and works in Rotterdam and Vienna.

Social networks are often in the news, why do you think this is?
Part of their numerous news coverage is due to the reason that the old dream of silicon valley is again revived. Any little startup company could all of a sudden become the next big thing; romanticizing the emergence of accidental billionaires. The recent movie “The Social Network” is another example where “nerdy” startups are being portrayed through mass media channels as a part of a larger picture. (more…)


Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Naked on Pluto will be part of the fifth edition of the Speed Show series! This new release, titled ‘Open Internet’, will be happening in Paris the 13th of January. The event is curated and produced by Aram Bartholl, Marie Lechner & Anne Roquigny. Unfortunately the NOP crew is held hostage by EVr14’s cleaning bots at the moment and won’t make it in time! Please drop by for a chat, an energy drink and some browser based love brought to you by:

Anonymous, Jean-Baptiste Bayle, Christophe Bruno & Samuel Tronçon, Claude Closky, Marika Dermineur, Caroline Delieutraz, Constant Dullaart, JODI, Jérôme Joy, Tobias Leingruber, Aymeric Mansoux & Dave Griffiths & Marloes de Valk, Albertine Meunier, Geraldine Juarez feat. M.I.A., Evan Roth, Systaime, VideOdrome mailing list, La Quadrature du Net (Jérémie Zimmermann).

SPEED SHOW vol.5: ‘Open Internet’
Welat Internetcafe
12 Rue d’Enghien, Paris
13th January  2011
7:00-11:00 PM

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