I Became...

... a Bird

Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu made an intriguing installation At Lost Town. In the introduction to the installation they quote the french philosopher Pierre Lévy, who is one one of the few major philosophers working on the implications of cyberspace and digital communications, currently doing research on Collective Intelligence in the Internet. According to him "the virtual does not oppose the real. Virtuality is not about possibility, but about potency. The possible is just like the real but without an existence. There is no realization for the virtual, only the potency of what it may become. Virtuality is in the intangible moment between what was and what will be."

Although we sometimes have the impression the the internet rather emerges collective stupidity and even more malice, to me virtuality is more than that.

Virtuality is the outcome of our mind, the phantasies, the dreams, the hopes, the fears. The more we think about them, the more they become reality. Virtuality causes the reality.

And in a virtual world we can go beyond the "reality". The installation is touching as it plays with dreams and fears.

As a sweet Easter gift aside, the artists lefts four eggs with four bird avatars. The bird at the photo on top is one of them.

Highly recommended!

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