An online gallery launched June 13th in conjunction with the dLux exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. While no curatorial theme is mentioned, projects on display focus either on sound or narrative. For example, visit Jon Drummond and Nigel Helyer's \"Magnus-Opus,\" home to their 100,000,000,000 telephone tone sequences. Since each sequence has been copyrighted, beware: next time you dial your phone, you may be violating international copyright law. Other web works don\'t risk jail time and are by Hanna Kuts and Viktor Dovhalyuk, Shirin Kouladjie, and Ricardo Miranda.
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\"Alternative Corporate Reality\" (ACR) is a nose-thumbing tactical media project that tricks corporations into using anti-corporate icons in their own ad campaigns. Freelance graphic designers are challenged to download ACR stock photography and use it in ad campaigns for their corporate clients. This ACR stock photography features recognizable project organizer Damian Stephens in various mock-serious power poses. Participating designers then upload samples of their \"subverted\" corporate work to the ACR site as evidence of their bravado. More of a sly wink than a thrown brick, but every little bit counts when you\'re fighting the man.
John Cage did it himself. Nancy Spero did it herself. Now you can too. \'Do It,\' curated by Hans-Urlich Obrist, is a collection of instructions for events, performances, objects, sketches, etc., crafted by more than 60 contemporary artists. Execute your own John Baldessari -- hang it in your home if you like. Upload your results and check out other people's. \'Do It\' started out as an offline exhibition, then appeared as a catalog, and now it's online, with a new crop of instructions by Diller and Scofido, Joan Jonas, Nam June Paik, and Yoko Ono.
Minerva Cuevas' Mejor Vida Corp. (Better Living Corp.) is physically located in a prominent skyscraper in Mexico City, but also provides services to a global audience through its web site. Unlike most corporations, Mejor Vida Corp. strives to provide a better standard of living at no cost to its customers through distributing free subway tickets, student identification cards, and lottery tickets. At the site, you can download barcode stickers to place over original labels to reduce costs at several international supermarkets. Also unlike most corporations, Mejor Vida Corp. is wholly accountable, taking full responsibility for the use of its products.