Amazon Noir - The Big Book Crime

Cluster "Conspiratory Truths": Wednesday 30/1 - Sunday 24/2, 10:00 - 20:00
Cluster "Conspiratory Truths": Wednesday 30/1 - Sunday 24/2, 10:00 - 20:00
The “Amazon Noir“ project can be seen as media activism or a piece of activist net art: the involved artists used the “Search-Inside“ tool of the world's biggest online bookshop Amazon for their own purpose. Originally this tool was intended to give potential Amazon customers a short insight in the book of their choice. Paolo Cirio, Alessandro Ludovico and UBERMORGEN.COM fooled it with a software specially developped bei them to get the entire texts of the books and to distribute them online and for free. In this way the action presented by the artists as a partial fictive crime story functions as a subversive reflection on the issue of copyright and its new aspects in relation with the internet.