Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Maya Jane Coles
Space Dimension Controller
roBOt04 wants to imagine new possible worlds, a horizontal structure, where inequalities of our society will exist no more : dimensions in which life of every single person will become part of a collective experience.
If Brian Eno can launch an application for the iphone so that its users globally are able to compose music on the screen by drawing melodies using their fingers, then we can just imagine the revolution thatï¿½s already under way!
Thanks to new media, an artistï¿½s horizon is wider, abandoning the intellectual and giving way to a more creative and massive collective process. A world wide DIY, where everyone can gain knowledge and put themselves and their work ï¿½out thereï¿½ in the community; but in a world of creators and artificers, where does the copyright finish and the shared knowledge start?
And where will this revolution lead to? How will the ï¿½digital homo habiliï¿½ live in this sci-fi cyber soviet? Will a new ï¿½Metropolisï¿½ be built in which technology, falsely liberated from a sole owner, conserving the power of man over man, of its body and thought? Or will a new golden rule be created, meaning that the rules the way we know them now wonï¿½t exist anymore? Which new inventions will mark this story?
Itï¿½s difficult to know, considering the fact that the creators of change arenï¿½t aware themselves of how destructive their actions can or will be. In fact, whether or not an opera is considered useful to the community often depends on where it ends up and not on its creator, as the web has demonstrated on many an occasion.
Once again art and culture are instruments capable of foreseeing future developments in this ï¿½resurgenceï¿½, a panoptical tower from where one can observe the change, the creative process, using its prophetic gaze to synthesize prisms of the revolution and imagine future scenarios.
This is the revolution, the inspiration for roBOt04: the technological process that changes the individual and the individual that changes society.
This is the synthesis of a journey that began 4 years ago..
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