UNITED PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET
United People of the Internet is a website designed by Czosnek Studio that features photos, links and films sent by the users that create a universal portrait of the UPOTI internet tribe.
FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTENTMENT
Yuri Pattison's website is a virtual extension of a material work presented in the gallery space – a functional server that was specially programmed by the artist. The server placed inside the exhibition redirects to a website on which the artist installed a bot, i.e. a programme performing an activity in place of a human (a popular application for bots is to imitate human behaviour online).
The bot programmed by the artist scans the web in search of information relating to issues like privacy, surveillance, authorship and online freedom. Pattison analyses the online technological environment from the perspective of a physical object, a small metal box marked with the logos of two mutually-contradictory organisations: Google, responsible for the mass distribution of information in the virtual cloud and one of the original pirate websites, The Pirate Bay.