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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
  
Light Type Writer
(in-situ -- Grießplatz, Graz)
Constantin Luser

  Passers-by use the control desk to change the building's lighting display

Light Type Writer
ConstantinLuser

Constantin Luser's Light Type Writer was recently installed on the Telecom tower, at the Grießplatz in Graz, Austria. The Telecom tower is THE central building in the Gries district and an important identification point for the inhabitants of the city.

At night, the northern facade of the building was used by Constantin Luser as an over-dimensional display screen. Hundreds of lamps hanging down the facade can be activated via a public control desk at street level. At this desk, passers-by can write their personal messages into the nightly sky to be viewed from most parts in Graz. The immediately experienced connection between turning on the switches and letting the lamps glow at the facade has a high experiential value. The possibility of having access to a highly visible means of communication triggers the spirit of invention, with the desire to generate one’s own light message.

During the day, one can see a cable network at the northern facade of the Telecom tower, showing connecting cables between the different light sources. This goes hand in hand with the control desk, which signifies a miniature version of the building. A thick cable of bundled control lines evidently links the two entities. The functioning of the installation is clearly visualized and can be used as a means of creation.


Constantin Luser
Artist based in Graz & Vienna, Austria



CONTENTS








WRITINGS
TRANSMISSION
ONLINE
(in-situ -- Grießplatz, Graz)




ART WORK
The Average Citizen
FILM
The Digital Golem
Eric van Hove
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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