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Riot Chat is a Twitter-IRC-game remix. Riot Chat is an homage to kopimi (copyme), a symbol showing that you want to be copied, and a sandbox for an anti-surveillance communication protocol. Occupy was right: we need to get rid of super managers holding the world down. Since revolutions constantly fail in the streets, we must simultaneously continue to riot the Internet.




The Chat and OmniHal
To talk to OmniHal, the chat bot, type /omnihal and then your message on  OmniHal has a young brain. Feed OmniHal with text in the top right corner. Change the topic of the chat by typing /topic and then the new topic


The Game

Help expand the territory of kopimi (copyme) pyramids by getting rid of eyeballs box. Click, move and communicate.

Play Music

Pump up the volume and suggest tracks to OmniHAL.

Chat Mode

Switch from riot to IRC mode as pleased.

Fork the project here

The avatar gif animations are from F.A.T’s

Riot Chat is part of the exhibition “Piratbyrån and Friends”, curated by Rachel Falconer and Furtherfield. On view until June 8th in Finsbury Park (next to the pyramids!).

Don’t contact Future. Future will contact you!

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Posted on May 8, 2014


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How do I know which bathroom stall is super gross???????? Does this water fountain taste like pennies?? Will I get splashed if I stand at this bus stop? Which park bench has the best view? Which tree is the best for naps???

These are the questions that haunt F.A.T. Visiting Artist and punk-ass freshmore MLV, a.k.a. 1055. Borrowing the visual language of rating sites like Yelp, UrbanSpoon, or Charmin’s charming SitOrSquat (and hosted here by her professor, F.A.T. Virtual Research Fellow Golan Levin), MLV has created a set of downloadable stencil patterns for indicating ratings on a five-star scale.


5-Star Graffiti joins F.A.T.’s suite of homebrew “infoviz graffiti” technologies for urban markup and locative information visualization, such as our Adjustable Pie Chart Stencil and the QR Stenciler and Hobo Codes. Taken together, these tools enable the high-speed annotation of urban surfaces with universally understood patterns for displaying quantitative information. 5-Star Graffiti is particularly well-suited for situated visualization — when the content of the markup is tightly coupled to the specific location at which it has been deployed. In this way, 5-Star Graffiti becomes a simple, portable tool for warning fellow citizens about danger and cluing them into good situations.

A four-star parkbench

A four-star parkbench.

Inform the masses of your important opinions on toilets, crosswalks, maps, access ramps, staircases, railings, monuments, billboards, and everything else that needs rated! 5-Star Graffiti is available in laser-cutter ready PDF, EPS, and AI formats. (The ZIP also contains a single-cut modification with removable/replaceable stars!)



5-Star Graffiti is made possible with support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. thx!!!!!!


Posted on March 4, 2014


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Look at these sick invitations! Fffffatties are arriving from all over the globe to MU in Eindhoven to kick off FAT GOLD Europe! Don’t miss the agenda.


Venue: MU

13 november 2013

Design Debates: F.A.T. Lab and Do-It-Yourself Publishing:
16.30–17.30, Designhuis

14 november 2013 & Browser Extensions Workshop

Thursday 14:30 – 17:00 – Greg Leuch & Jiashan Wu (F.A.T Lab artist & oprichters XOlator)

Friday 15 november 2013

6pm – 7pm: F.A.T. TALKS. Wrap Up

8pm – 1am: Opening Party & Book presentation F.A.T. GOLD


Venue: Baltan Laboratories

 Friday 15 November

“Women in tech” Workshop

Geraldine Juarez

Saturday 17 november 

MIHI workshop

Greg Leuch & Jiashan Wu


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Posted on November 13, 2013


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YEAHH FFFFFAT!! Yeah, we stole it from! Was tooo good! ;)) We’re making DER STANDARD an honorary one-day F.A.T. Lab member for their terrific Speed Project Congrats!


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Posted on June 14, 2013


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