It Was Fun At First
Jonas Lund (SE) & Sebastian Schmieg (DE) 2016
It was fun at first is a distributed botnet of autonomous
social media accounts that try to influence trending topics. Installed as a screensaver on a growing amount of computers, each node of the bot net comments on our contemporary technological infused daily life, from the Blockchain to the Singularity, from surveillance to loneliness. At Impakt where the piece will be shown for the first time, one node of the network will be installed as part of the It Was Fun At First Agency.
Jonas Lund― Artist
Jonas Lund is a Swedish contemporary artist who creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances in which he incorporates data he extracts from studies of art world trends and behaviour.
Sebastian Schmieg― Artist
Sebastian Schmieg is a Berlin-based artist, teacher and programmer who works with found materials and custom software to create pieces that examine the way contemporary technologies shape online and offline realities. Previously his work has been exhibited at Bitforms Gallery, New York, USA; FILE, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 319 Scholes, New York, USA; and Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands.