Naked on Pluto in Taiwan

September 23rd, 2013 by Dave Griffiths

Naked on Pluto is being exhibited as part of Taiwan’s
SUPER-CONNECT–2013 International Techno Art Exhibition
– here is a screenshot of the wonderfully re-created surveillance library including game player log books and propaganda messages:


Baltan Laboratories FaceSponge workshop

August 15th, 2012 by Dave Griffiths

This is a very late report on a workshop on Facebook livecoding/hacking we gave at Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven in May. We were invited us to run a workshop based on Naked on Pluto as part of their Tools Series:

The Tools Series is a series of Baltan Sessions that examines the complex and changing relationships artists and designers have with the technologies and tools they develop, modify or use to create, with an aim to explore social awareness around the tool choices they make as well as the (aesthetic) influences of these choices on the work they create.

During the Naked on Pluto project one of the key ways to confront the problems of centralised social networks turned out to be to encourage a deeper understanding of the processes and protocols of these sites.

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Neural 42 extra – VIDA Awards 13.2 DVD

August 1st, 2012 by aymeric

Photo neural mag #42


Neural #42 extra, VIDA Awards 13.2 DVD, an introduction and contextualization about VIDA Awards 13.2 edition and its winners, made by Artistic Director Monica Bello (only for subscribers)

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Robots and Avatars

April 17th, 2012 by Marloes de Valk

Naked on Pluto is part of the exhibition Robots+Avatars, shown at FACT, Liverpool, 16 March – 27 May 2012.

Robots and Avatars Exhibition showcases the most exciting visions and innovations from international artists, designers and architects, exploring their impact on the future of work and play. Robots and Avatars departs from pop culture imagery and re-imagines these technologies for a new reality: how do we envisage our future relationships with robotic and avatar colleagues and playmates, and what point does this evolution cross our personal boundaries of what it is to be a living, feeling human being? Read more »

Identity and Simulation. Artificial Life on the Networks

March 21st, 2012 by aymeric

With Jussi Parikka, Pau Waelder, Aymeric Mansoux and Mónica Bello. Recorded (VO EN/ES) in Barcelona the 24th of February 2012 as part of the I+C+i Our Life Online session at CCCB.
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Photos from the Naked on Pluto installation at ARCO

March 2nd, 2012 by aymeric

Thanks to the VIDA team for the nice shots.

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Report from ARCO 2012 Madrid

February 20th, 2012 by Dave Griffiths

Naked on Pluto entered the world of contemporary art last week as part of the VIDA/telefonica exhibit at the ARCO 2012 art fair in Madrid. This was the culmination of a lot of work making the game into an installation format, which represented the library as the centre of control and surveillance in Elastic Versailles. The installation consists of books printed from information stored in the game archives over the previous year, slogans and glowing LED books on the walls. We also had terminals running the game with the projection of the live game world in a circle in the middle of the space.

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Our Life online – Workshop+debate – 24 February 2012 at CCCB

February 17th, 2012 by aymeric

The first session of I+C+i 2012 carries out a critical explanation of software policies, the notion of identity on the social networks and the impact of simulation caused by new artificial life applications. A workshop taught by Naked on Pluto, winners of the VIDA 13.2 prize and Gerald Kogler, and a discussion with the participation of experts such as Jussi Parikka, Pau Waelder, Aymeric Mansoux, and Mónica Bello, promise an intense day of action and reflection on lesser known aspects of our life on the web.

Session organised in collaboration with Fundación Telefónica.

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Setting up Naked on Pluto at ARCO

February 15th, 2012 by aymeric

If you are in Madrid this week come to visit the exhibition of VIDA
13.2 showcasing some of the projects awarded in the last edition of
the Art and Artificial Life International Awards, including Naked on Pluto. You will find us at the Fundacion Telefonica stand at Arco Madrid.

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Library projection progress

February 8th, 2012 by Dave Griffiths