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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.

ENTER RIOT CHAT!

kopimi

MANTAIN HARDLINE KOPIMI

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

Riotchat

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 occupyinter.net

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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Last week on my radio show, Awesome New Place, I was joined by author and Nation of Thizzlam blogger Willy Staley, for a special episode called G-Chat.

Our talk circled loosely around rap in the YouTube era, touching on rappers getting famo, memes vs. trends, scraper bikes staying relevant, DIY cereal backpacks and instructional dance videos, Bubb Rubb, turf dancing, format wars, the Lil B – Soulja Boy connection, the culdesac vs. the hood, haul videos and mommy blogging, bros icing bros, 4Loko, white tees, vans, and “How the Looming Specter of Viral Marketing Ruins Rap Songs About Consumer Goods.”

Though we raised more questions than we answered, its definitely a must-listen chapter in FAT’s ongoing discussions of famo, viral marketing, and rap.

Stream the show right here and view the playlist for tons of links to relevant vids and media on all the above topics and so much more.

“If you’re doing the reverse running man in skinny teal jeans in your culdesac and no one is there to film it, what are you really doing?” – Willy Staley, 2010

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Posted on September 8, 2010

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