|> Mr R. (Washington)
| ... I am very shy and I have the
feeling that nobody cares about what I say. When I meet other
people, I wish I could read their minds. It would give me some
|>>> The Google Adwords Happening
| Dear Sir,
Even if we could read people's thoughts, there would certainly
be some limitations, because what we would find would just be
unbearable to us, or maybe we wouldn't be able to find our way
in their minds. On the Internet, search engines try to play
this game. Their economic dynamics consists in gathering all
possible data about our most private desires and then make this
information profitable. As it is in our own unconscious, censorship
watches and regulates. It doesn't even wait for the unbearable,
but strikes according to some uninterest rating. This is the
way the "age of access" deals with the "transfiguration
of the commonplace".
If you want to speak, you have to pay the price, or your "shyness"
will shut your mouth. We invite you to read The
Google Adwords Happening.
Exhibitions / awards
Prix Ars Electronica (2003): Honorary Mention for the "Google
Adwords Happening" in the category "Net Vision / Net
Microwave International Media Art Festival 2002, Honk-Kong Nov.-Dec.
2002, Net Art in Exhibition curated by Vuk Cosic
Tirana Biennale 02: "U-Topos", Sept 12 - Oct 25, 2003,
New Media Section Curated by V. Grancher
javamuseum.org, Actual Positions of French Net Art, curated
by Agricola de Cologne, Dec. 2002
freemanifesta.org, Franckfurt/Online, Frankfurter Kunstverein
ground floor., spring 2002, curated by Sal Randolph
The Search Art Project. Paris/Online curated by Valéry