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TRAVELOG

The City in the Age of Touristic Reproduction
Boris Groys
The tourist and the city dweller become identical.

Can the art world really do Hollywood better than Hollywood?
Steven Rand
The hypnotism
of technology: where is the end?

Mobile Utopia
Charles Esche
A utopian day-trip through two views of humanity 400 years apart.

FEATURE AND WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser


THEORY

Utopia with Lara Croft and some other monsters and Aliens
Marina Gržinić
The re-direction of desires, facts & bodies in the global world.

THE EMPIRE AND ITS UTOPIAS
Žarko Paić
How to envision utopia, and not run away from society’s real repression / depression into a ghetto or exile for fantastic outsiders?


ZERZAN VON TARZAN UND TAXIS - FASCISM OF DESIRE OR FASCISM OF OBJECTS
Zoran Roško
The rejection of human will, civilisation, & the search for what we have left.




ART WORK
TRANSMISSION
ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
The Plug'n'Pray project
The series of software packs available and sample contents (images from the site)
Lionello Borean & Chiara Grandesso
   



The Plug'n'Pray project
Lionello Borean & Chiara Grandesso
http://www.plug-pray.org

Sample site copy:
Do you need to change religion to grab the chance for a career outlook? Are you going to work abroad? Getting a new customized god is easy with Plug'n'Pray. A new spirituality and a new respectability can be yours at a mouse click.

Religious Gurus from all over the world compiled these kits for you. Religious and cultural habits are fully illustrated: audio and video files will teach you everything about prayers, mortification and purification rituals, as well as ready to use supplications, special formulas and sacred functions.

Main features:
Customize the religion of your choice to your needs and goals;
- The software on CD-ROM is easy to install and use;
- Online assistance: explanations, rips from the pros, cultural tips & tricks;
- Access to advanced functions or update to the deluxe version;
- Everything you need is already included.






ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
The Plug'n'Pray project
The Palestine Kit, Switch Edition and the soon-to-be-available PnP Peacemaker Plug-in (images from the site)
Lionello Borean & Chiara Grandesso
   


Conceptual Summary
In a time of constant immigration, tension between ethnic groups is greater than in the past, different cultures come in contact with each other every day, mingling to create new, stimulating, and complex mixtures but, at the same time causing conflict.

Different groups (nations, ethnic groups or generations) move simultaneously and all carry different moral values, traditions and different ways of interpreting life, relationships, politics and religious beliefs. Some of these positions may be in harmony with the other and some in contrast. Moral values which can find full expression through making new converts and are transmitted in various ways: daily behavior, teaching children, through the mass media, political campaigns as well as the cruelest genocide, wanting to prove racial supremacy and religious wars.

In the northern part of the world religious wars and knights no longer fight. The use of modern technology and new methods of marketing religion, has given channels by which faith is distributed in ready to install kits. Each kit comes in the familiar packaging of common software products. It is easy to use, can be adapted to use according to today’s trends, needs or interests. Up to date, easy to use versions are sold. This is the underlying concept behind Plug 'n' Pray: religion is no longer a mystic experience or a personal journey but an easily transferred consumer product.

What does Plug'n'Pray mean?
The Plug'n'Pray concept borrows its name and reinterprets the famous idea behind "plug and play" technology. PnP is a synonym for easy hardware installation and hassle-free software set up that allows you to immediately start using a new HW device or SW application. "Play" becomes "Pray" - your conversion is instantaneous, smooth and seamless.




ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE
The Plug'n'Pray project
Various releases (images from the site)
Lionello Borean & Chiara Grandesso
   


Plug'n'Pray > 'Pray by wire' gallery
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

High-tech religion and religious technology. When wired belief becomes a religious asset. Find out how new media and technology interact and interlace with religion and superstition. Discover how technology (both high- and low-) helps and supports religion.

PRAY BY WIRE hunts for photos and pics taken from real life that illustrate this curious, and at the same time widespread, relationship.

An image gallery / exhibition is one of the initiatives we want to realize to promote the Plug'n'Pray site, English version (online from September 2003). This project aims at gathering works and contributions from all over the world, with the idea of setting up a dedicated site and organizing an international exhibition in London and Amsterdam, during Spring 2004.

The images can be personal interpretations of this phenomenon or straightforward documentary. They can be ironic or they can just portray objects and memorabilia. The content is up to you, but please remember that we will only accept photos, so no computer art please.


follow --> http://www.plug-pray.org/wired.htm

 

Lionello Borean & Chiara Grandesso
Artists based in Padova, Italy

http://www.plug-pray.org/



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ART WORK
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser
TRANSMISSION

The
Plug'n'Pray
project

Lionello Borean & Chiara Grandesso

Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser

The Digital Golem
Eric Van Hove

Good News©
Mihael Milunović

A View Through the Red Window
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti


TOPIC AREAS
SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS
 
TRANS.MISSION
 
PERSONAL
 
MECHANIZED
 
MICRO-UTOPIAS
 

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