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Detroit native James Dewitt Yancey (also known as J Dilla and Jay Dee) was one of the most prolific and influential producers in the history of hip-hop. The Legacy Lives On is a memorial tribute consisting of an urban scale timer that counts down to 70 years after Yancey’s death, at which point his music will be free of copyright and enter the public domain. This temporary version of the piece was installed on the facade of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on Oct. 5 and 6, 2012.

Thanks Dlectricity, Ma Dukes, everyone at the J Dilla Foundation, and above all, thank you Jay Dee.

The software and source code used to project the memorial can be downloaded and modified for use with other artists at the links below.

Download source code: the_legacy_lives_on.zip.

Download standalone application: Linux | Windows | OSX

Posted on November 2, 2012

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BLOOMBERG BANS FAT LAB FROM 2012 EYEBEAM SHOW, “NYC HAS SUFFERED ENOUGH THIS YEAR”. RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 2013

FAT GOLD exhibition is postponed until March 2013. While we are all really outraged at having to change our plans so abruptly due to extensive disaster from Hurricane Sandy, we want to ensure that NYC fully recovers before we unleash FAT GOLD on the city.

With many of us located in NYC, we do encourage you to help and volunteer in the wake of Sandy. You can help by visiting or donating to the recovery efforts of the NY Red Cross.

We will continue to release new posts and projects on the FFFFF.AT leading up to March.

BE SAFE AND BE PREPARED NYC!

Posted on October 30, 2012

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GET ROUTER, HACK  = WIFI TAGGING

 

The Basics:

1) Get a TP-Link WR741ND router (around $10-20)

2) Download the wifitagger firmware

3) follow the README

4) drop modem in public

5) connect to “Free Public WifiTagger”, instant unlimited tagging of networks within range, 100% satisfaction guaranteed!!

 

 

WifiTagger is a router which is enabled to tag wifi networks. Upon selecting “Free Public WifiTagger” as your network, you can tag the wifi spectrum via the WifiTaggers open UI. It can broadcast a tag up to four lines of 32 characters.  Tags will be viewable within the list of wifi networks. It allows anyone with a wifi enabled device the ability to tag digital space.

Too lazy to make one? You can check out FATS’s very own WifiTaggers tagging all over Chelsea as of November 5th and at FAT GOLD.

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!!! postponed till March 2013 !!!
too much SANDY damage at Eyebeam!

FAT LAB WANTS YOUR ART!!

Be part of FAT GOLD at EYEBEAM Nov 2012!!

The ‘YOUR ART!!‘ – exhibition series includes:

YOUR ART!! KARAOKE ARTIST PANEL
YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE PARTY
YOUR ART!! DEADDROP SHOW
YOUR ART!! ENDLESS SCREENING

Submit your ART today and be part of this awesome series!! FAT will show all your pieces during FAT GOLD!! Be included in the YOUR ART!! DEADDROP SHOW. Everything will be uploaded onto this DeadDrop and will be available to the public 24/7. (You can also upload your works there any time yourself)!! Also, your files will be projected in YOUR ART!! ENDLESS SCREENING in maximum size in the FAT GOLD exhibition. If you are in NYC drop by and make your own YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE. Show off your works on your personal phone necklace at the FAT GOLD closing party or participate in the YOUR ART!! KARAOKE ARTIST PANEL discussion. Present and discuss works ( you’ve never seen before as if their where your own :) and win a YOUR ART GOLDEN USB DRIVE!! It s gonna be KILLER!!

Aram Bartholl 2012


YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE. Prior test run with Khoi Vinh during Rhizome 7on7 in April 2012. Make your own at FAT GOLD for phone or tablet!

 

SUBMIT your art here  YOURART@datenform.de

YOU CAN STILL SUBMIT BUT SHOW IS POSTPONED TILL MARCH 2013

(links preferred!!)

include: name, title, year, website
deadline: Nov 5, 2012
FAQ in the comments

F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology
AT EYEBEAM
November 5–17, 2012,
Grand opening Nov 7, closing party Nov 11, more TBA soon
www.gold.fffff.at/

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