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I am pleased to announced the winner of my F.A.T Nika Award 2013:  Computer Rooms by Goto80.!

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COMPUTER ROOMS  is a beautiful little book that focus on the context in which computer culture happens rather than in their machines:

“This is what computer culture really looks like. A collection of photos that show the messy reality behind the shiny online facade. Where we make our living and spend our free time. And try to be creative. Or even maybe worse.

Very few people get to see these spaces. It’s not the kind of place we take photos of, or show to visitors. Maybe we don’t even see it ourselves. It’s a sort of secluded area hidden in plain sight, full of secrets, now on this display in this book.

This kind of places lead to political actions, fantastic music, art, new friends, inventions, love and so much more. This is IRL!”

/Goto80, Bräkne-Hoby, April 2013.

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Goto80 (born Anders Carlsson, 1981) is a Swedish music artist and researcher. He has been described as one of the key players between glitch and chipmusic, as well as an active demoscener. At the turn of the millennium he was one of the first to bring chipmusic to a wider audience, and was also an early adoptor of live Game Boy music.[2] He has an extensive back catalogue of free music – often open source – with a wide span of musical influences.[3] He currently focuses on research and art, and maintains a number of blogs and labels such as Chipflip and the text-mode tumblr.  (source: Wikipedia)

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About F.A.T Nika:
The F.A.T Nika is the Fake Gucci  of the fame economy.  It is a freestyle replica of Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica. A 3D modelled object statuette, copied from Wikipedia images of the Greek Nike of Samothrace and Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica. The prestigious new media award knock-off can be easily reproduced infinite times -digitally or physically- and use it to recognize any creative expression you or your group of friends value, in any way, at any time, for any reason.

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The proliferation of the F.A.T NIKA started in 2012 but this fake gold version is the first copy awarded by myself.  Alas, the F.A.T NIKA must be reproduced, distributed and awarded as you please. Download and just copy it!

 

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This was an experiment we did last semester w/ Mr. G. Barlow as part of the Internet Famous course at Parsons (season II coming next semester). A couple of things we learned in the process:

1) You can buy your way into awards such as “Most Viewed Per Day/Week/Month” in a given category (in our case How To & Style)
2) Youtube view count vs unique visitors (tracked independently from youtube) match up pretty close when buying famo (44,716 Youtube views and 57,663 unique visitors) .
3) In our experience if you pay for 100,000 visitors it will translate into roughly 45,000 youtube views.
4) If you’re paying to drive traffic to a youtube clip on autoplay you’ll get banned if there is audio.

The stats page is publicly available here if you’re interested in doing further research in famo studies. Original project page here

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Posted on April 5, 2008

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Jamie, Evan, James and students from the Parsons Internet Famous course turn internet fame into real world fame….. sort of. Peep the photos here. Big ups to Shannon and Dan taking part.

  • “Go forth America… and get your fame on.”

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    Posted on February 20, 2008

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