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12016-01-18T03:45:36-08:00Florian Wiencekce1ae876f963bfc3b5cf6c3bbd8f57daf911e67f25535Karin + Shane Denson (2015) 20" x 20" Acrylic on Canvas
This piece thinks about the so-called "immaterial labor" of computation and gameplay, taking the popular game Minecraft as a thematic locus for reflecting on the way that contemporary platforms mine ludic activity, process it algorithmically, and transform leisure-time consumption into a new form of production or work. Mirroring this process, we have taken metadata generated while our son played online sessions of Minecraft and turned it into a new data gnome. In the augmented video that appears when you scan the painting, you'll also see the first gnome we planted back into the Minecraft world.