"The Internet is the largest experiment involving anarchy in history" ~Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google
"I'll be the sun shining on you. Hey Cinderella, step into your shoe. I'll be your non-stop lover, get it while you can, your non-stop miracle, I'm your man. Get outta my dreams -- Get into my car..." ~ Sergey "Ocean" Brin
“In the beginning there was the word, and the word was… super hard to find. So, Google said, “let there be light… and a network of query-processing distributed supercomputers, and googlebots, and page rank and context-aware adverts, and knowledge graph, and a mobile OS, and maps, and a satellite, and Now, and dark fiber, and Glass…”, and on the seventh day, the people said, “OK Google! Enough already. Give it a rest!” But, by then it was too late and Google, had decided to re-design our basic, public infrastructure: the roads. “Hey Google, shouldn’t the people have a say in how we use the public goods?” “Quit acting like a little bitch,” thought Google, as it auto-piloted Eric and Sergey to their shareholder meeting in a white, lexus SUV to report their quarterly earnings.”
For FAT GOLD we decided that we needed to have a Google car on display. However, since the last time we made one, Google’s vehicular technology has improved quite a bit. It was immediately apparent that making another Streetview car was simply not going to cut it. We needed to evolve with the
We conferred with the FAT Lab R&D department and they succeeded in making some vinyl decals, and a plastic bucket that spins around. We feel that we have really outdone ourselves on this one. Our car is virtually indistinguishable from most other self-driving cars on the road.
If you want to make your own self-driving car, follow these easy instructions to 3D print your own LieDar. Beyond that, all you need is some PVC, a few vinyl decals and a beat-up, rental Fiat. There really is not much to it.
F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology
At Eyebeam – Curated by Lindsay Howard
Opening: Monday April 1, 2013 from 7:00pm–9:00pm
Panel discussion with artists from 6:00pm–7:00pm
Organized by Eyebeam Curatorial Fellow Lindsay Howard, F.A.T. GOLD brings together an international group of twenty-five collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers, many of whom have been involved with the organization as residents, fellows, or collaborators, for a week-long residency and retrospective, which will run through April 20.
540 W 21st St
New York, NY 10011
See you punks there!
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March 15, 2013—New York, NY—Celebrating more than five years of thug life, pop culture, and R&D, the renegade art organization known as the Free Art & Technology Lab, or F.A.T. Lab, is going GOLD. F.A.T. GOLD, that is. From April 1–20 Eyebeam Art & Technology Center will present the acclaimed work of F.A.T. Lab. Organized by Lindsay Howard, Eyebeam Curatorial Fellow, the exhibition invites the public to experience and engage with the collective’s groundbreaking projects.
F.A.T. GOLD: brings together an international group of twenty-five collaborators comprised of artists, hackers, engineers, musicians, and graffiti writers, many of whom have been involved with the organization as residents, fellows, or collaborators, for a week-long residency at Eyebeam. The influential group—who’ve collectively and independently received prestigious honors such as the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, Japan Media Arts Award, Transmediale Award, Prix Ars Electronica, Emmy Award, and TIME Magazine’s “World’s Most Influential Person”—will be onsite daily during the week of April 1, participating in panels, hackathons, and collaborative pieces.
The exhibition will feature significant works from 2007 to the present, including new projects to be launched on opening night. Showcasing a comprehensive and critical selection of the group’s diverse output, the exhibition includes video, software, net art, installation, and performance. F.A.T. Lab members will also be working and hacking on new cutting-edge projects to be added to the exhibition on the fly.
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