Future is Fake (2003)

This animation was kind of an accident. I was playing with the code with this program called Processing, and I started making arrows that flip over to reveal another side of themselves. Then I just put two arrows and a triangle to make a face, and it became a portrait of somebody that has arrows instead of eyes and a triangle instead of a mouth. I dont know such a person, but I liked it anyway, so I decided to put it on a domain. To chose a domain name I reffered to this old book by Douglas Coupland that I was reading at the time, and the chapter titles were really cool, almost like things one could imagine to have heard. I chose "future is fake" from these, and I put the arrow person there. In any case I might meet such a person in the future so its ...

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This animation was kind of an accident. I was playing with the code with this program called Processing, and I started making arrows that flip over to reveal another side of themselves. Then I just put two arrows and a triangle to make a face, and it became a portrait of somebody that has arrows instead of eyes and a triangle instead of a mouth. I dont know such a person, but I liked it anyway, so I decided to put it on a domain. To chose a domain name I reffered to this old book by Douglas Coupland that I was reading at the time, and the chapter titles were really cool, almost like things one could imagine to have heard. I chose "future is fake" from these, and I put the arrow person there. In any case I might meet such a person in the future so its better to be prepared.

  • "FutureIsFake.com was commisioned by the OneStarPress publishing house in Paris as a deluxe artists' edition to accompany the book that is coming out this spring on Angelo Plessas' work. The edition is 15 signed certificates of ownership for FutureIsFake.com
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This animation was kind of an accident. I was playing with the code with this program called Processing, and I started making arrows that flip over to reveal another side of themselves. Then I just put two arrows and a triangle to make a face, and it became a portrait of somebody that has arrows instead of eyes and a triangle instead of a mouth. I dont know such a person, but I liked it anyway, so I decided to put it on a domain. To chose a domain name I reffered to this old book by Douglas Coupland that I was reading at the time, and the chapter titles were really cool, almost like things one could imagine to have heard. I chose "future is fake" from these, and I put the arrow person there. In any case I might meet such a person in the future so its better to be prepared.

  • "FutureIsFake.com was commisioned by the OneStarPress publishing house in Paris as a deluxe artists' edition to accompany the book that is coming out this spring on Angelo Plessas' work. The edition is 15 signed certificates of ownership for FutureIsFake.com
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