Tuesday, October 01, 2002

Annoy the French Now!

Arcade, the people who created Blinkenlights in Berlin last year have done it again, this time in Paris.

Blinkenlights was an interactive art installation that allowed you to control the office lights of a building on the Alexanderplatz transforming it into a huge video monitor. There is a cool video clip of it here.

Well, they’re doing the same thing this year with a French twist. For the next two weeks or so you can post images and animations to the side of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

There is streaming video available here if you want to see what’s currently playing. As I type there is the perfunctory image of Che Guevara, the late Latin American would-be military dictator.

What a bore. Clearly there is a shortage of imagination that can be addressed right now . . . by you!

Go here to access the software needed to create your own Arcade animation and piss of the French in a big way.

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