With “we” I mean Marc Stumpel, our new team member. Marc has been researching in this field for quite some time, and has actually written his master thesis about the very same topic (MA in New Media at the University of Amsterdam).
We are going to brainstorm and draft concepts around the topic “What if you could change Facebook’s laws?” Here’s the official announcement and link to register – We’re open for 10 participants, and the results will be presented at the Festival on Saturday!
While early www networks like Geocities.com encouraged it’s users to entirely modify their online presence, Myspace.com and Web 2.0 have steered this “user generated content” into a commercially valuable structure. Facebook has finalized this “evolution” by disabling the user to do anything but feeding the system that gives FB it’s estimated value of 50 Billion US$.
Facebook is taking over the social web, and it’s design follows Mark Zuckerberg’s ideals. To quote Lawrence Lessig: “The code is law. The architectures of cyberspace are as important as the law in defining and defeating the liberties of the Net.”*1 What if you could change FB’s laws? You can! Browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-ons) enable us to locally modify Facebook.com and distribute it to the masses.*2
Preregistered workshop participants will learn how browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-Ons) enable us to locally modify Facebook.com and distribute it to the masses. In the presentation on Saturday Tobias Leingruber presents the experimental and artistic Facebook hack concepts to festival visitors before turning these concepts into a real software that users worldwide can download and share.
- Dislike Button
- Graffiti Wall (based on GML/webmarker.me)
- Auto-comment generator (e.g. LOL or Kanye West speak)
- Custom background images and visual css styling for your visitors
- Themes, e.g. change your FB’s color: pink, yellow…
Hey! We’ve been secretly working on a new + super-fun Add-on. It’s still in early alpha, so we won’t really publicize it or talk about it online yet. Nevertheless our friend and curator Aram Bartholl talked us into sneak-previewing it tonight in his new “Speed Show” format.
It’s quite an awesome concept, he curates cool online-based art work and exhibits it in an “internet café”, which he rents out entirely for the night of the show. Art in an internet café? Maxium culture clash Many more Speed-Shows to come! Tonight’s topic is “TELE INTERNET – Pop.Net.Art” featuring some of TBX’s favourite artists and friends.
So if you like to see what the Artzilla Crew has been secretly working on, and what will be closed-beta in hopefully 3 months, than you should come here tonight:
Friday 11th of June 2010, 21:00 – 00:00 Kottbusser Damm 103, Berlin (G-maps)
Artists and hackers! Last Saturday we launched the new Artzilla website during MAOW Berlin. The website was completly redesigned by UI Boss Greg Leuch. We have many aweseome add-ons and browser scripts waiting to be posted in the next weeks, we will also try to keep you updated on serious cool Browser development, with special focus on creative usage. There’s so much going on in the browser world, it’s quite aweseome. Stay tuned!! PS: We’re still tweaking the website, some small fixes and a submit form are coming soon. TBX
Finally! Between buying christmas gifts and finishing research papers we managed to get a artzill.org ALPHA online! We are still workin on this website, there’s alot content management to do and also the design will be tweaked alot in the next weeks. The beautiful exotic webdesign is from Annemieke van der Hoek. GET OUR RSS FEED and stay updated!!!!!!! in the meantime: Flickr Launch Party Image Set tbx
It’s getting closer and i’m quite excited about the upcoming event!! Artzilla.org will be a collection / blog about fun and experimental Mozilla (Firefox) add-ons, which are not really welcome on the common “serious” hosts (“useless art”).
For the launch we will through a party on the 13.Dec (Saturday) at Worm Rotterdam (Netherlands, http://wormweb.nl). The evening comes with slick tunes, great presentations and the first Firefox add-on exhibition evarrrrr!!