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Uncle Roy All Around You

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Uncle Roy All Around You is a game played online in a virtual city and on the streets of an actual city. Online Players and Street Players collaborate to find Uncle Roy’s office before being invited to make a year long commitment to a total stranger. Read more about it at www.blasttheory.co.uk/bt/work_uncleroy.html

The game is a project of Blast Theory, a renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Check their history and approach on www.blasttheory.co.uk/bt/about.html.

Dialtones (A Telesymphony)

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Dialtones (A Telesymphony)Dialtones (A Telesymphony) was a large-scale concert performance whose sounds were wholly produced through the carefully choreographed ringing of the audience’s own mobile phones. The concert was held in 2001-2002 by Golan Levin, Gregory Shakar, Scott Gibbons, Yasmin Sohrawardy, Joris Gruber, Erich Semlak, Gunther Schmidl, and Joerg Lehner. (more…)