[NetBehaviour] Augmented Bombings at "The HTMlles 10" in Montreal.

dave miller dave.miller.uk at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 12:38:38 CET 2012


this sounds interesting and would be good to hear more about the ideas
behind it. why bombs? how does the risk idea work? why use AR?
thanks dave
On Nov 9, 2012 11:18 AM, "netbehaviour" <netbehaviour at furtherfield.org>
wrote:

> Augmented Bombings at "The HTMlles 10" in Montreal.
>
> ARE YOU READY FOR THE RISK SOCIETY?
>
> TEST YOURSELF!
>
> The art project Augmented Bombings offers you now the unique possibility
> to share some extravagant risks.
>
> Nowadays risks are lurking behind every bush - even in augmented
> reality. In order to draw some attention to the latters the art service
> Augmented Bombings places virtual 3D bombs all over the world. There is
> no problem in doing so. Since everybody may place harmless virtual bombs
> whereever they like. A totally different thing is to inform affected
> people about. This is a risky business which regularly scrapes past
> punishable acts like 'harassment' or even 'feigning commission of a crime'.
>
> These risks are now available to be assumed by you!
>
> CHOOSE THE RISK MATCHING YOUR PERSONALIY:
>
> A) For the tough ones: Send a letter insinuating that YOU are
> responsible for one of three already placed bombs.
>
> B) For the soft ones: Send a letter warning unsuspecting bomb hosts that
> a controversial art project has positioned a bomb in their premises.
>
> SCALE YOUR RISK RESPECTIVELY:
>
> 1) Normal risk: Print out from the website one of eight standard
> letters. Sign the document and send it to the respective person.
>
> 2) Small risk: Do the same as described above but without signing the
> letter.
>
> 3) Individual risk: Tell the art service Augmented Bombings where to
> place a virtual bomb, then follow the guidelines given for normal or
> small risk.
>
> Easy done? You think? Well, try it out: Will you really throw your
> letter in the post box or will it end up in the waste paper basket?
>
> The risks were created on the occasion of "The HTMlles 10" festival in
> Montreal (10- 18 November 2012), the theme of which is "Risky Business"
> (http://www.htmlles.net). There will be a project presentation in the
> café "Internet Zone" in Montreal on November 14, from 6 pm to 12 am.
>
> All risks are offered to you by the art service Augmented Bombings, a
> project by Susanne Berkenheger. They can be assumed by people worldwide.
>
> Augmented Bombings
> LAT52.5466380_LON13.4175490
> Post Box Office 580554
> D - 10414 Berlin
>
> Link: http://www.augmented-bombings.de/
>
> Location:
> Zone Internet
> 680 Jean-Talon O
> Montreal, QC H3N 1R8
> Canada
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