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A new baby for Blast Theory: ‘A Machine To See With’

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They have done it again… Blast Theory keeps challenging our use of space and identity by using pervasive technology. This time it is through mobile phones that they involve us into their spacial narrative.

‘A Machine To See With’ is being launched this week in San Jose. There is no YouTube video about it yet… so I cannot really comment on it. But for those of you who are in that side of the world, or that just want to follow this project, here is the blurb that I received by e-mail by Blast Theory:

‘A Machine To See With’ is Blast Theory’s new work, produced through the inaugural Locative Cinema Commission by partners ZER01: The Art & Technology Network, Sundance Film Festival‘s New Frontiers Initiative and Banff New Media Institute at The Banff Centre.  Developed through a residency at the Banff New Media Institute and premiering this week at the 2010 01SJ Biennial, ‘A Machine To See With’ is a work for pedestrians and their mobile phones and puts participants inside a movie as they walk through the city. Following the premiere in San Jose, the work will be presented at Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and Banff Summer Festival in July 2011. ‘A Machine To See With’ mixes documentary material, stolen thriller cliches, and the films of Jean-Luc Godard and invites you to become someone else. Step inside a film as you walk through the city, receiving phone calls. Are you the protagonist or a bit part player? Start making decisions and you will find out. Blast Theory is supported by Arts Council”

Sounds super exciting….

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