Wednesday, April 14, 2010
State of Mind - The Politics of Information
State of Mind is my second major installation in Second Life and examines propaganda and the transmission/accessibility of information. A fun tour through historical propaganda and new satire on the topics of internet boogeymen, child abuse statistics, the manipulation of the web, spycams, suppressed information, skewed statistics, television and RFID technology.
The installation features 23 "spycams" that can be accessed to watch everyone else in the installation, or watch yourself! (you know you want to :D)
Also featured is a mandatory RFID-tagged bracelet which must be worn in the installation or you will be subject to immediate teleportation home, bringing home the reality of mandatory personal identification in the form of RFID-enabled passports, driver's licenses and state ID cards.
Come one, come all! Try your luck at the Charlton Heston Memorial Patriot Shooting Gallery! Get your picture taken as a "terrist" in the Abu Ghraib Photo Booth! Try to surf the net! Watch TV (while it watches you)! Listen to the wonderful, stirring patriotic music! Grab a CheezBurger© and some Freedom Fries! And whatever you do, don't go into Room 101! :D
*be darn sure to pick up the Office of Mental Security RFID-enabled bracelet at the entrance!!! I've already been sent home twice by my own Enforcers for not wearing it :D
State of Mind will be open at the Aquitaine location for two weeks as a preview for the main opening in May at the 4 Bridges/BORDC (Bill of Rights Defense Committee) sim for a wider audience.
State of Mind will be hosted in Aquitaine for two weeks .