Angel_F and SuperAvatar are scared.
The lives of the young artificial intelligence and of the avatar who escaped from virtual worlds have been endangered more than once by the control, that is constantly perpetrated on people’s information, habits and identities.
Forms of surveillance that are progressively and obsessively expanding through continuous control of our lives (and not only of the ones of our beloved digital beings). Along the streets, in supermarkets, in public spaces, and even in our homes, through telephones and internet connectivity. An enormous amount of resources are wasted to control people’s lives in multiple ways: from cameras to armed forces, passing through data retention systems spying on people’s personal information.
Angel_F e SuperAvatar are feeling annoyed, alarmed and outraged by all of that and, therefore, decided to publicly show their dissent, together with their human friends.
The two digital beings will join the “Freedom not Fear” event, and they will attend the conference that will take place at the “Provincia di Roma” building on saturday, starting at 9:30am.
Who: Angel_F and SuperAvatar
When: Saturday, October 11th 2008, from 9:30am to 13:30am
Where: “Freedom not Fear”, palazzo Valentini (Palazzo della Provincia di Roma, via IV Novembre n. 119/a, Roma
“Freedom not Fear“: International action day for democracy, free speech, human rights, civil liberties; against censorship, mass-surveillance, mass-data retention.
Angel_F is the young artificial intelligence son of Derrick de Kerckhove and the Biodoll.
It was born on February 2007. Since it started interacting with humans’ physical world it has been deeply interested about the international dialogue on digital rights. After a peculiar case of censorship, little Angel_F managed to attend the UN’s Internet Governance Forum held in Rio de Janeiro all by itself.
Angel_F is a project by xDxD.vs.xDxD and penelope.di.pixel
Fatherboard – the SuperAvatar – is an avatar that escaped from virtual worlds when its owner’s computer exploded in a short circuit. It looks like a cyborg, but it isn’t, as its body is built from the hardware parts of the computer from where it materialized.
Its relations with human beings are contradictory and intermittent: the SuperAvatar is a fugitive living a constant conflict with institutional control, either the virtual and the real ones!
Fatherboard is a project by Luigi Pagliarini
xDxD.vs.xDxD October 8th, 2008