27 setembro 2005
SPAM - ME - Te direi quem és
SP4M. D0 Y OU SWA1LOW?
Não pedi nada e de repente fui bombardeado/a com SPAM... alguém me queria vender um produto um serviço ou uma ideologia. Um livro ou um par de mamas, tanto faz que nisso do SPAM não há hierarquias, só há intenções. Numa tentativa de alterar a relação que temos com o SPAM ...
SP4M. D0 Y OU SWA1LOW? attempts to turn the relationship we have with spam around. A microcontroller-based Webserver retrieves spam sent over the Internet in real time, and remotely feeds a continuous shuffled stream of it to public displays. Spam is no longer meaningless, time-consuming junk, but rather a diagnosis of cultural values and an alternate representation of societies.
Spam can be defined as any unsollicited email sent to a large group of people with an intention of selling a product, service or ideology. After collecting and examining a broad range of unsollicited emails, I felt like spam can be and often is culture specific. In the U.S for instance, spam mails are typically about get rich quick schemes, pornography, illegal medication. In India, spam emails often advertise websites and services for arranged marriages. Lebanon's junk mail is predominately sent by actual medium sized and small companies recruiting or real universities offering new courses or degrees.
Also, spam has both a global and personal aspect to it. On the one hand it is universal and affects most everyone who uses the interet. On the other hand, it speaks to its public on an individual level. A person can click on "Enlarge your penis" or "Free diplomas" in complete anonymity. Hence Spam addresses concerns, needs that are otherwise taboo or sensitive issues.
Sp4m Map is an alternate map of the world that represents a country through its junk mail. One can examine and compare the type and subject of spam mails sent throughout the world, getting a feel of social values and desires in a culture.
A map of the world is etched on a large pannel, and several LCD screens are positioned in specific cities (here Boston, London, Beirut and Delhi). A microcontroller circuit (based on Simon Schiessl's cockroach) uses the Lantronix Xport to become internet enabled....
O projecto é de
Ayah Bdeir orador na netporn conference de Amsterdão, a 30 de Setembro