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Is there a {ghost} in my future?

Report on The Tech Oracle, Graz, May 2015

A visit to The Tech Oracle (TTO) in esc media art laboratory (Graz), May 2015
with Pascale Barret, Julien Deswaef, Heidrun Primas, Ushi Reiter, Agnese Trocchi, IOhannes m zmölnig, Peter Westenberg, Reni Hofmüller

"I actually think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions [...] They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.’ Eric Schmidt, Ceo of Google in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, August 2010

This quote by Eric Schmidt became the starting point for a collective creation by seven artists for whom the life on and of the Internet is of daily interest. If a search engine would really be capable to direct our lives as the the ancient Greek oracle of Delphi did, what would that look like? The artists transformed the exhibition space of esc media art laboratory ( esc) in Graz into a performative environment in which the different aspects of our online lives are exposed as a routed game., with a lot of quip and humor.

This text is written for documentation purposes. It is based on conversations with the makers and personal impressions during the opening weekend.

Download document: IMG/pdf/tto_report.pdf

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