[NetBehaviour] Augmented Bombings at "The HTMlles 10" in Montreal.
aha at aharonic.net
Fri Nov 9 12:47:05 CET 2012
Thanks Dave. I think this project is really funny in the sense that, in my
opinion, it opens up the question of risk in it's home space - the mind -
and how culturally we take risk with digital technologies.
Am I reading too much into this..?
Also, on the risk note, perhaps
will be of interest..?
> 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>
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> Post Box Office 580554
>> D - 10414 Berlin
>> Link: http://www.augmented-bombings.de/
>> Zone Internet
>> 680 Jean-Talon O
>> Montreal, QC H3N 1R8
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