Uncle Roy All Around You

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Artist Bio

"Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group's work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us." -http://www.blasttheory.co.uk/bt/about.html


The artwork is a New media Project created in 2003 in which people connected via the internet and portable computers to play a game. They had to explore an area of the city (one in a digital remake of the worls and another on the street) in order to find Uncle Roys office. They could communicate via text and audio to assist each other in this task. After finding the location both players are presented with the proposition to be available to offer assistance to the stranger they had been working with for a whole year and offer their personal cellphone numbers. [[1]] [[2]]


The full description of the work can be found here - http://www.blasttheory.co.uk/bt/work_uncleroy.html