Joshua Goldberg on Fri, 14 Apr 2000 16:52:00 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> pacifism in video games

How misguided.

Civil disobedience and pacifist action only works in the context of making
the violent and repressive forces ashamed of their own actions.  By
sitting and meditating in UT fragspaces, all you do is provide easy
targets and ways to increase their ngStats. 

Even if it was for more of an artistic reason than a social one, it's
still hollow.  Who's going to know it's art?  Who's going to care? 

Now, if you managed to get together a group of say 100 or so people
playing UT who all signed on to public servers at the same time, with
coordinated skins and actions, you could do something that people would
notice.  They might not even blow you away. 

They might even play along. 

I think that THAT'S a good idea.  People interested in doing this- for art
and NOT to Stop The Violence- should drop me a line. 


on 4/12/00 12:18 PM, Bobig => Free Artist at wrote:

> new artistic possibilities open with us... of intervening in the plays
> vidéos violent one (unreal tournament) in favour of peace. This day
> (10/04/2000), on a server where was played a " death match " between many
> players, Thierry Théolier and Bobig organized a sitting in favour of peace
> in the video games (unreal tournament) in network. Like the many pacifist
> ones before them, they were killed... the culprit always runs but the action
> was beautiful and will have surely an impact for the future generations
> players in network

Josh Goldberg

"It's Sheet!  My K has an O in it."

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