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Over the course of the last week, F.A.T.’s Occupy the Internet script has been installed on over 700 websites, serving up millions of animated gif protestors in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Opening this Tuesday at 9am EST is the Occupy the Internet Exhibition, where we’re temporarily replacing the current virtual protestors with new animated .gifs from a group of leading net artists, internet activists, street artists and comedians. To attend, go to any of these occupied websites.

November 1 to November 4

On and all of the 754 websites (and counting) currently running the Occupy the Internet script.

Participating artists:
Aram Bartholl
Brad Downey
Constant Dullaart
Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied
Mark Jenkins
La Quadrature Du Net
Jonah Peretti & Chelsea Peretti
Ryder Ripps
Rafael Rozendaal
Charlie Todd

Curated by Evan Roth

How to Participate:
Install the following code on your website (or any website for which you have access) before 9am EST this Tuesday.

Follow (or @fffffat on Twitter) for updates.

Code for Occupy the Internet by Greg, Theo, Jamie and Tobi.
Concept development for Occupy the Internet by Theo, Jerry, Jamie, Greg, Evan, Aram, Tobi and Randy.

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Posted on October 28, 2011


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FAT is building a .gif army bred for the single purpose of occupying the Internet. Join the army by creating animated gif foot soldiers and leaving them in the comments of this post. Stay tuned for operation Occupy the Internet.

(Sign by Steve Lambert!)

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Posted on October 12, 2011


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АНИМИРОВАННЫЙ ГИФ MASHUP (Animated Gif Mashup) is the result of spending one afternoon in a loft in St. Petersburg with a group of people listening to rap music and surfing Russian websites for animated gifs. The event was hosted by International Art-Forum St. Petersburg and created using Animated Gif Mashup (source code available here). Documentation of the screening is here (worth it for the vodka chug if nothing else).

Thanks to International Art-Forum St. Petersburg (Grafffest), CEC ArtsLink, the US Consulate in St. Petersburg and all the participants.

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Posted on August 22, 2011


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Muharrem Yildirim has developed the first major contender towards solving the GML Field Recorder Challenge, which is a 1200 euro prize to produce an easily reproducible DIY device that can unobtrusively record graffiti motion data during a graffiti writer’s normal practice in the city. The GML Recording Machine uses a hacked mechanical mouse in combination with an Arduino to measure the length of two strings attached to the graffiti writer’s feet. The motion captured data is stored in an on board SD card and, with a simple script, is later converted to Graffiti Markup Language (.gml) format. An instruction guide for how to build the device from low cost materials will be on Muharrem’s blog shortly.

The GML Recording Machine is an exciting step forward in the development of technologies for real (as opposed to simulated) graffiti.

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Posted on June 13, 2011


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