The birth of the Electronic Man

Something wonderful is about to happen.

100 years after McLuhan’s birth we all have the chance of becoming part of the body and mind of the Electronic Man

http://electronicman.artisopensource.net/

The happy event will take place in Rome, on May 31st, 2011, during the celebration of McLuhan’s centennial at “La Sapienza” University, and it will engage everyone, everywhere.

Join us in the birth of the Electronic Man by giving it one of your emotions as a present!

It will only take you a couple of minutes:

[1] download the PDF file at the address: http://electronicman.artisopensource.net/electronic-man-qrcode-stickers-a4.pdf

[2] print it out: it contains the stickers that allow people to become part of the electronic man

[3] cut the stickers apart, and attach them somewhere in your city, in your office, in your favourite bar, in your school, wherever you want

[4] take a picture of the sticker and send it to us at info@artisopensource.net (If you want, include your name, a link to your website, and a short bio: we will include all images and info at the exhibit for the big event for McLuhan’s Centennial celebrations in Rome, and on the Electronic Man’s website

[5] if you want, you can scan the QRCode on the sticker with your smartphone: it will take you directly to the Electronic Man, and you will be able to join its ubiquitous body

Or, if you don’t know how to scan a QRCode, you can go to this address:

http://electronicman.artisopensource.net/index.php?i=1

(both modes will ask you for your location: it is used to understand the distribution of the body of the Electronic Man, we won’t do anything bad with/to your info, and we will throw it away immediately)

Please spread this message!

The Electronic Man is an opportunity to feel connected to your fellow humans!

And please come to the event in Rome if you’re close by: you will experience the birth of the Electronic Man.

Credits

Salvatore Iaconesi: concept | design | technology

Oriana Persico: communication | process | networks

FakePress Publishing: production

Art is Open Source: production

Maria Pia Rossignaud: curator | production

Media Duemila, Associazione Amici di MD, Osservatorio TuttiMedia: production

Derrick de Kerckove: scientific direction | inspiration

Marshall McLuhan: this project could not have existed without him

More info at

The Electronic Man

http://electronicman.artisopensource.net/

Convegno “McLuhan: Tracce di Futuro” – 31 maggio Università “La Sapienza”, Roma

http://www.mediaduemila.it/?p=3612

FakePress Publishing

http://www.fakepress.it/

Art is Open Source

http://www.artisopensource.net/

Media Duemila

http://www.mediaduemila.it/

Osservatorio TuttiMedia
http://www.osservatoriotuttimedia.it/home


The Electronic Man - QRcode sticker
The Electronic Man - QRcode sticker