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Leaving Facebook URL Generator

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Leaving Facebook URL Generator
website, html, java script
Aram Bartholl
2017

https://leaving-facebook.com/

I stumbled over this funny facebook exit page a few days ago. It is quite standard for many Internet platforms to present you a warning like this: “do you really wanna go to that link?” or “see you again soon at our great platform….”. You are leaving the walled garden but they want you to stay. In this particular case I think it is hilarious that facebook titles one of its own pages ‘leaving facebook’. People been talking about leaving facebook since years.

As a fun (and rather useless) service I offer at leaving-facebook.com for everyone to create custom ‘leaving facebook’-URLs. There has been a bit confusion and questions about what this services actually does. It is very simple. If you enter a URL in the form and hit submit facebook will present you the according exit warning page.  Follow the link, that is the idea of the WWW.

Credits: Jonas Lund

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February 27th, 2017 at 7:27 pm

Never Worry Again

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Never Worry Again
interactive sculpture, 6 x 2,5 x 1,3 cm, wifi internet connection
2017

… press the button!! #dronewar #capitalism #amazondash.

This work was shown at the make-it-fit.net group show at panke.gallery beginning of the month Feb 5-6, 2017. In case you are not familiar with Amazon dash one press button delivery please have a look at wikipedia -> What is amazon dash?

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The whole idea in fact started with just a photoshop mockup  a bit earlier in 2016.

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February 24th, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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Aram Bartholl
2017

Smartphone, cable, switch, zip ties
11 x 13 x 2 cm

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January 20th, 2017 at 4:43 pm

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2017

 

 

 

 

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January 15th, 2017 at 9:16 pm

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Workshop: “Geheim-Camera”, a 1885 spy cam

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A project by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl 2016

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Exhibition and Workshop:
C.P. Stirns Geheim-Camera. A spy cam from 1885!

27.12. – 30.12.2016
Workshop on Day2, 28th of Dec

at 33C3 the anual  Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg, Germany
https://events.ccc.de/congress/2016/wiki/Projects:Geheimkamera

We were intrigued by this very early photo spy camera exhibited at the ‚Deutsches Historisches Museum‘ Berlin. It has been used to spy on the Social Democrats back in 1890 they say. In a time where photography was a cutting edge new technology only professional photographers were able to take pictures with big tripods and large photo cameras. The spy cam was the next step and allowed amateurs to take real snaphots in public. Almost like a piece of jewelry the photographer would wear it as a necklace hidden under the jacket.

Fortunately the Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin had the same piece in its collection and was so kind to loan it to us for an exhibition at the #33C3. Please drop by and join our workshop on Day2 Dec 28 to build your own Geheim-Camera replica from cardboard, aluminum sheets and your own phone! It’s a piece of history, magic jewelry and art!

A project by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl 2016

Credits to Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin
for the loan of the original  C.P. Stirns Geheim-Camera to be shown at the congress!

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Make your own retro spy cam at 33C3! Day 2, Dec 28, Foyer entrance

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December 23rd, 2016 at 9:17 pm

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The Last Captcha

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The Last Captcha
b/w print on paper, 250 x 64 cm

Facebook captchas only show when you are about to delete your acount. Captcha codes have been part of our web experience for more than 15 years now. Since recent advances in machine learning it became clear captchas are not suitable anymore to prove that the user is human (and not a bot or dog). Google and others showed they can beat the human brain reading the scrambled characters better than we can. It is the end of an era. I still love them.

Aram Bartholl
2016

related project: ‘Are you human?

 

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October 23rd, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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Post Snowden Nails

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Post Snowden Nails is a new project I did at Nadjas Nail Art Residency. Check out how to glue micro-SD cards onto your nails. Nadja Buttendorf is awaiting your proposal for “nail art” ideas, ALL PICTURES & more info at her residency-page.

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Five micro SD cards glued to finger nails, total capacity 128 GB, curated digital content Aram Bartholl, 2016

Post-Snowden Nails is a set of five micro SDcards glued to the finger nails of one hand. Each card contains a different set of data which can be accessed with the help of a SD-card-USB adapter. The data finger nail plugs directly into a computer USB port (or phone), in some cases an extension cable might be useful.

  • Thumb: Live Linux OS. A full operating system on a thumb nail. This is a real thumb drive! 2 GB.
  • Index: 6000 books of Henry Warwicks offline Library “Alexandria Project”, also see “The radical Tactics of the Offline Library”, 32 GB.
  • Middle: A collection of more than 66.000 computer viruses from the virus archive collective VX Heaven, 7 GB.
  • Ring: The full data base of deaddrops.com. All Dead Drops which have been made since 2010 and the content of the the five original Dead Drops which were exhibited at the MoMA in 2011, 6.5 GB.
  • Pinky: The full english Wikipedia including the offline reader Kiwix to browse some of the 5 million articles offline. 62 GB.

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September 16th, 2016 at 5:20 pm

WTF 3D!!

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Going shopping today reminded me of the tumblr WTF 3D!!  about senseless 3D marketing speak I m doing since a while. Some new additions came in today, check it out!

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September 16th, 2016 at 4:58 pm

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L.A. Cosmetics

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L.A. Cosmetics
by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl
public intervention, video 2:41 min
June, 2016

credits: Lee Tusman on lookout! Thx! :))

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June 13th, 2016 at 9:23 am

Long Lasting LED

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‘Long Lasting LED’
by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartohll
Video, 2:02 min
Los Angeles
2016

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May 30th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

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