What if all communication and social interactions online would suddenly be limited to emoticons? Or rather, as in the case of interACTicons, to JPEGs, GIF-animations and videos, representing the interactions we carry out online. What if text would suddenly become undecipherable, as too many algorithms cancel out each other’s choice of uncensored words. And, on top of it, our restrained actions online would reflect back to what we know and are able to carry out offline… A vision of the future? Waking up to Kafka's Internet? Sound familiar?
interACTicons is a philosophical, participatory and theatrical investigation into the depth of the Internet as well as of its surface – of our activities on the Social Web; it is a project consisting of three parts: an online archive, a workshop and a live performance on location at transmediale.11.
Prior to the festival, the Online-Action-Library will invite the public to help shape the visualisation of our online habits. In the interACTicons Workshop we will experience these ideas hands-on. The participatory performance interACTicons, Live! will show where we all are at the moment.
Opening ceremony tm.11