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06.18.14 Sophie Weiner

Have you ever thought “I love my computer, but I wish every image on it was a photo of Kanye West’s head?” Well today is your lucky day. Maddy Varner, F.A.T.‘s new intern, has prepared a set of detailed instructions on how to “KANYEFY” your computer, using transparent images to replace every icon on your […]

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03.19.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s a fresh artwork by David Renault over at F.A.T. It involves breaking into a lot of abandoned construction equipment in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande of north-western France with a horn, some air tubes and something sharp enough to punch through industrial strength tire. Presenting, Dernier Souffle (The Last Breath). Honk your dead heart out, you annoying fucking thing. Renault’s past “Previously […]

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10.14.13 Kyle Petreycik

Often times guilt is metaphorically described as a “weight on one’s conscience.” According to a recent study published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE, this statement may be more than a metaphor. Guilt is a negative emotion that is defined by feelings of responsibility for an action or non-action that violates either societal or personal standards. For […]

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Marina Galperina

Activist? Hacker? About to have your cover blown, your data drive read or your phone searched? Not to worry. From F.A.T. artist Addie Wagenknecht, meet Prism Break Barbie.  The Barbie is equipped with a 3-inch and .6 ounces concealed spring-loaded spike which can be activated by hand or by sitting the doll on a USB or […]

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09.17.13 Kyle Petreycik

Have you heard? A gold iPhone coming out soon and people are freaking out. Apple re-re-re-re-release improvements may be incremental, but Apple fans enamored with the device are already searching high and low for the quickest to get their hands on the exclusive new upgrade. You’re in luck! Thanks to 3D-printing and F.A.T. lab’s Addie Wagenknecht, you don’t […]

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09.09.13 Marina Galperina

Remember all that noise about 3D-printed guns? And then the subsequent panicked government attempts to censor and regulate the downloads of files that take a huge, expensive effort to turn into breakable physical objects? F.A.T. artist Kyle McDonald has a few things to say about that. I believe that networked media, in its current form, can not […]

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06.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

Evan Roth’s Ideas Worth Spreading was a stand-out piece in the F.A.T. GOLD five-year retrospective exhibition at Eyebeam in which visitors were invited to create and document their own fake TED Talk. In retrospect, the piece worked swimmingly. Not only have people been genuinely confused during the time of the exhibit as people Instagramed and tweeted themselves “doing TED Talks,” ANIMAL’s […]

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04.15.13 Marina Galperina

Last week, I uploaded ANIMAL’s photos from the amazing F.A.T. Gold 5-Year Retrospective opening at Eyebeam Art+Technology Center to our Facebook account and got us locked out. I’m so sorry that I didn’t think twice about uploading installation shots of Addie Wagenknecht and Pablo Garcia‘s Venus Webcam  — a screen capture of the artists directing amateur xxx webcam performers to […]

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04.04.13 Marina Galperina

“There’s some trademark violation going on, obviously. Whatever.” F.A.T. artist Aram Bartholl’s talking about Evan Roth’s project Ideas Worth Spreading. Pop on a headset, pop in your own Powerpoint or just stand next to the giant red “TED” and it’s your TED Talk. Sup? It’s an all F.A.T. international reunion at the Eyebeam Art+Technology Center’s Lindsay Howard-curated […]

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03.06.13 Marina Galperina

“Will you pose for me?” F.A.T. artists Addie Wagenknecht and Pablo Garcia ask, directing the adult performers, adjusting them until they get the desired pose on their live xxx webcam feed until they pose in hommage of Egon Schiele, Modigliani, Botticelli… What if adult performers—already mediated sex objects—struck ‘classic’ poses? Watch Webcam Venus [NSFW] in action above. The work brilliantly accentuates and blurs […]

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