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You are not a gadget, Group Exhibit

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You are not a gadget, Group Exhibit
Curated by: Carol Yinghua Lu

No.241 Cao Chang Di Village,Cui Ge Zhuang,Chaoyang District
100015 Beijing
CN
January 15th, 2011 - February 28th, 2011
Opening: January 15th, 2011 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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digital, video-art, performance

DESCRIPTION

The title “You are not a gadget” comes from the namesake book of Jaron Lanier, who is a well-known American computer scientist and writer. He invented the word “virtual reality” in the early 1980s and has been writing to discuss and criticize the political motive and ideological implications hidden behind the Internet which is existing as a means of information and knowledge production, much of it being included in the book You are not a gadget (published in 2010). This influential work reminds us of the fact that the Internet, generally seen as a channel or platform for receiving and sending out information, is far from a mere technological existence. Rather, it influences and forms our judgment and world outlook without our awareness. Artists taking part in this exhibit keep a curious and critical attitude toward the fact that the Internet is already a part of their lives and work, so the works in this exhibit reveal some of their reflection and discussion about the nature of the Internet.

Exhibit title from Jaron Lanier's "You Are Not A Gadget".

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