t41nt3d [<3 ] : friendly care package (2012)

Channel TWo (CH2) is a studio/research construct focused on mixed reality, media, design, development, and distribution, authorized formats + unauthorized ideas, systems of control + radical togetherness. Channel TWo is loosely aligned with the concept of over-identification, Slavoj Žižek’s description of a tactic intended to reveal the hidden nature of dominant ideologies -- not by pointing to them but by becoming extreme forms of them. CH2 Projects intersect joyful/play-oriented aesthetic experiences and user interfaces with challenging social undercurrents. CH2's most recent projects involve interactive landscapes/game environments, and computer viruses. “t41nt3d l0v3” (read: tainted love) is a collection of uncompiled computer virus code and two CH2 custom executables bundled on usb, stored in custom laser cut packages, and displayed as products (friendly care packages). During t41nt3d l0v3's first installation, 7 of our 36 virus packages were stolen. (note: CH2 is pleased with this distribution method.)

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  • Year Created: 2012
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Tuesday Dec 25th, 2012
  • Original Url: http://www.onchanneltwo.com/
  • Work Credits:
    • Adam Trowbridge, artist, designer, programmer
    • Jessica Westbrook, artist, designer, programmer
    • Oskar Westbridge, artist, designer, programmer
  • Collective: Channel TWo (CH2)
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