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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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One of the biggest ways we communicate with other fellows at F.A.T. is through IRC chat. And while some of our fellows could not make it to Berlin for transmediale.10, we set up two large screen panels with our IRC chat room visible to gallery members. But this is not fair for our fellows, since there is no way to communicate with the people watching them in IRC. So we attached a webcam to one of the computers. The results have allowed our absent fellows to troll visitors from afar, with humorous results.

Now you too can check out the action: See the cam and the chatroom!

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Posted on February 4, 2010


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I have recently constructed the first Fatbot to do our bidding. If you say one of several keywords in the #FATLAB IRC channel the fatbot will look up some information for you.

Fatbot currently responds to:
* !meme — auto-generate an internet catchphrase from Automeme API
* !swineflu — print latest stats from the CDC.

Ex. 1:

<jamiew> !swineflu
<fatbot> U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection: 
         226 cases,  1 death --
<jamiew> !meme

fatbot was made with ruby & isaac.

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Posted on May 4, 2009


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