26-27 September 2009
The Situationist Raoul Vaneigem famously wrote: "There are no more artists since we've all become artists. Our next work of art is the construction of a full-blooded life." The Revolution of Everyday Life.
Here some exampels how in the USelection the Internet is in use. The democratic internet power house, started by Howard Dean and Meet up , a online social networking portal a network of self-organized clubs and community groups.
It has been interesting to see how computers and associated technologies are used by the multitude. Like most things the wax and wain in popularity. According to electric news.net blogging is set to peak next year. It has been seen that blogging is set to reach its nadir next year and will then level out at around 100m active bloggers.
In November, blog tracker Technorati revealed that 100,000 new online journals, are being created every day, with 1.3m posts blogged daily. However, It is predicted that the blogging boom may be close to ending as over 200m individuals have already given up on the activity.
RULES: BRING FAVOURITE DANCE MUSIC AND WALKMAN/IPOD WITH YOU ARRIVE AT THE STATION AROUND 19.15- NO DANCING BEFORE 19.24- SPREAD OUT THROUGH THE WHOLE CONCOURSE- AS SOON AS THE CLOCK STRIKES 19.24, DANCE LIKE CRAZY- DANCE LIKE YOU'VE NEVER DANCED BEFORE - TRY NOT TO DANCE IN ONE PLACE-DANCE FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN - ENJOY! DON'T WORRY CLUBBERS, YOU WILL BE ONE OF MANY. SPREAD THE WORD!
Yes history returns, VOD - Video-On-Demand-System's are back on track, after YouTube is Googled, Kazaa & Skype founders Friis & Zennstrom are knitting on there latest project a video Web site that combines prof/com. produced TV and video with the interactive tools of the Web called The Veniceproject. Read here »
My last night (meaning beers) in Linz was quite surprising. After a good meal, and finally a goulash (something I was long desiring for), Christian Giorgiano, Chris O'Shea and me headed to a last round at O.K Centre.
As all other situations here at Ars Electronica, once you arrive at a "social pole" like O.K Centre, we started to run into people that at least one of us knew. Suddenly, we are seating in a table with an amazing crew, former members of the group Antirom: Andy Cameron, now head of the interaction department at Fabrica, Andy Allenson, now with his studio Pickled Onion, and Joel Baumann, later one of the founders of Tomato Interactive, now teaching at Kassel University, Germany. Summing up, a big, big table.