…and everybody breathes a sigh of relief. The most dangerous predator of our times harrasses bicycles in the rush hours, ambushes rollators at the pedestrian crosswalk and even hunts small cars on the right lane of the highway. Following the law of nature, it’s just survival of the fittest, but when there are too many of them sharing one territory […]
Fat Boy Apocalypse
An incel (/ˈɪnsɛl/ IN-sel, an abbreviation of “involuntary celibate“) is a member of an online subculture of people who define themselves as unable to get a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one. Discussions in incel forums are often characterized by resentment and hatred, misogyny, misanthropy, self-pity and self-loathing, racism, a sense of entitlement to sex, and the endorsement of […]
Therealkareneliot is an Open Facebook Account which can be used by anyone. The password always stands in the cover photo. In this way Karen becomes what she was always meant to be – a real collective identity, seen as one person from the outside. For artistic practice it is important to understand that there is no original work and everything […]
The Powerseller sells stuff on Ebay, but instead of just advertising the products, they also show the downsides of the way they are being produced. So in the moment of “wanting” the potential buyer is being educated about child labor, animal cruelty, sweat shop slavery, destruction of the environment – overall despair, hunger and death. Ongoing project: Every item you […]
“Anarchotopia” is a virtual island in Second Life, providing free space for anybody. Users are allowed to build whatever they like, in any style or size they wish. Since land in Second Life is very expensive, this seems to be a great gift. But be aware: The space is limited and everyone can delete any objects or eject other avatars. […]
Self Care Sunday – 50% OFF!
Self-care is a process of taking care of oneself with behaviors that promote health and active management of illness when it occurs. Both types of self-care (when healthy, when ill) are needed, as described further below. Everyone engages in some form of self-care daily with food choices, exercise, sleep, and dental care. Self-care is not new, although it has received […]
Memes – Anarchistic Images
A lecture & workshop on memes I gave at the Academy of Media Art in Cologne. Still hot / super interesting for any artist interested in internet culture…or contemporary culture in general. The lecture explains the history of memes, analyzes what an image needs to go viral and takes a deeper look at the political dimension of the anarchistic image. […]
The Internet = Raw Material For Art
An effigy of the world we live in on Google Maps, images of ourselves on Facebook, our holiday videos on Youtube and even our meals on Instagram. This huge picture is growing with every second – and we all are the painters. It is a multisided artpiece: There is for instance the aspect of collecting and selling personal data, total […]
You Are Special! – Facebook and the Media Tribunal
What has the “Like”-button to do with American Idol? The resource “human” is supposed to function, better than others, highest value has, who is best. The best can become rich and famous. Loved. TV channels show one castingshow after another and people are glued to the television. As a matter of course we judge and condemn while sitting on our […]
Matt Cutts, a software engineer and former head of the web spam team at Google, stated back in 2012 that "spammy directories" are disregarded while those who "excercise editorial discretion" worth it.
Even though countless business directories litter the internet, they won't all offer a positive change. Don't take unneeded risks and suggest your website to one that Google loves!