The Electronic Man: A Global Performance.
“You Are Now the Electronic Man” are the words that appear before even
opening the website for The Electronic Man, a project initiated by
Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico of Art is Open Source (AOS) and
FakePress. And by becoming part of The Electronic Man, sharing your
emotions as they become linked through QR Codes and help to build the
frame of The Electronic Man, you are participating in a real time global
performance. We discuss AOS’s ideas and intentions, regarding their
activities of performance and use of technology, and methods of
engagement with anthropology and biology.
This real time global performance relates to conceptual experiments in
remixing reality and creating new sensual experiences with technology.
The email interview took place after their recent exhibition at
Furtherfield’s gallery in London, REFF – REMIX THE WORLD! REINVENT
REALITY! (http://tinyurl.com/66mb85e), February, March 2011, and during
their current project The Electronic Man, part of the ADD Festival in
Italy 2011 (http://www.addfestival.com/).
Renee graduated from Goldsmiths with a Masters in Interactive Media:
Critical Theory and Practice. Her most recent work arose from working
with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) support groups to intrepret
their perception of objects within the home alongside theories of
discreteness and technology. She is currently interested in exploring
relationships between food, data and technology.
A living – breathing – thriving networked neighbourhood – art,
technology & social change – claiming it with others ;)
Furtherfield – online arts community, platforms for creating, viewing,
discussing and learning about experimental practices at the
intersections of art, technology and social change.
Furtherfield Gallery – physical media arts Gallery (London).
Netbehaviour – Networked Artists List Community.