Online: A Crowded Apocalypse

Conspiracy theories are, by their definition, neither ultimately refutable or acceptable. In order to hold true, they rely on the acceptance that the full evidence is not reachable. They are based on a shared belief: the idea that each one of us is an unaware piece in a mysterious master plan. Crowdsourcing, instead, makes this more transparent. Each user contributes to the creation of something which is bigger than the sum of each singular production. The final plan remains unknown, but it is actively produced by a large crowd. IOCOSE will exploit crowdsourcing as a tool for the creation of a shared belief. The “crowd” will assemble its own conspiracy which will involve them again, at the end, as human beings.

A project by IOCOSE
Commissioned by AND Festival and Furtherfield

29 September - 02 October 2011
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology),
88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ


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