A new meme: the September 11th Commandment
George W. Bush & Osama Bin Laden (collab. work)
New-York, USA, 2001
are the symbols of our postmodernity. The uncertainty principle they
are associated with replaced the old conception of a supposed metanarrative.
They evoke so many contemporary themes from the potentially infinite
duplicability of the digital medium, to the burning issue of genetic
cloning or the scale-free network theory.
Our world has become an unstable self-disregulating memeplex. The
fluidity and the pervasive aspect of global information demand a scientific
control which is still beyond our reach. In order to handle this fluctuating
mediascape, we focussed on creating a large-scale informational wave
by launching a mediatic tsunami that will strike people's imaginations
for hundreds of years and dissipate the fuzziness of postmodernity
and chaos theory.
As a result, individuals (minimal media units that are susceptible
of maximal damages) will have to obey a new meme, The September 11th
Commandment: "Suspect your neighbor as yourself".