For the last day of the Occupy the Internet Exhibition, we decided to go out with a bang, and occupy 4chan‘s Notorious B.I.B.—/b/ Image Board. As Evan put it: “exhibiting on 4chan is more exciting than exhibiting at the MoMA.”
The reaction thus far has been positive, ranging from:
“Good old social conditioning, by forcing users too associate the irrational emotion of ‘annoyance’ with a the abstract concepts of the movement, your m00t is nothing but a capitalist candy-ass using tactics devised by Edward Bernays… sorry to say guys… this is worse than FOX”
“AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT OFF GET IT OFF!”
Oh well—we’ll make Fatties out of them eventually.
Thanks Jamie Dubs for the wicked CSS.
Participating artists (view all gifs at full resolution here):
Aram Bartholl: (.gif)
Brad Downey: (.gif)
Constant Dullaart: (.gif)
Dragan Espenschied: (.gif)
Mark Jenkins: (.gif)
La Quadrature Du Net: (.gif)
Olia Lialina: (.gif)
Jonah Peretti & Chelsea Peretti: (.gif | .gif)
Ryder Ripps: (.gif)
Rafael Rozendaal: (.gif)
Charlie Todd: (.gif)
Curated by Evan Roth
Coded by Jamie Wilkinson
Update 11/2: we’re excited to welcome a GIF by Chris “moot” Poole to the exhibition.
(Full flyer here)
Over the course of the last week, F.A.T.’s Occupy the Internet script has been installed on over 700 websites, serving up millions of animated gif protestors in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Opening this Tuesday at 9am EST is the Occupy the Internet Exhibition, where we’re temporarily replacing the current virtual protestors with new animated .gifs from a group of leading net artists, internet activists, street artists and comedians. To attend, go to any of these occupied websites.
November 1 to November 4
Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied
La Quadrature Du Net
Jonah Peretti & Chelsea Peretti
Curated by Evan Roth
How to Participate:
Install the following code on your website (or any website for which you have access) before 9am EST this Tuesday.
The expressions published in this site are all in the public domain. You may enjoy, use, modify, snipe about and republish all F.A.T. media and technologies as you see fit.