HERO DELIVERATOR

Do you want to meet a true American Hero? There is a chance on December 12, 2021 at 11:00 PDT (Los Angeles time). Grifer McNewbie, created in the early days by Arcadia Asylum aka Aley, is the premier pizza deliverator in the Metaverse. He calls himself now Hero Deliverator. Let us celebrate his new brand FROZEN META.

Why is the fastest pizza deliverator named HERO? Everyone knows his name in Snowcrah is Hiro. Yeah, Hero is the grandson of Hiro and this will be his first delivery to sim META in OSCC grid, but pssst … Grandpa is watching.

Do you feel lost? Have you skipped history classes at school?

Let me give you a piece from the novel, solely for educational and historic purposes because you shall understand that when Hiro, the now grandpa was young he truly needed to work on his cooperation skills. That the grandson is kind of a replica, yeah that is the Metaverse, right?

” … This is America. People do whatever the fuck they feel like doing, you got a problem with that? Because they have a right to. And because they have guns and no one can fucking stop them. As a result, this country has one of the worst economies in the world. When it gets down to it—talking trade balances here—once we’ve brain-drained all our technology into other countries, once things have evened out, they’re making cars in Bolivia and microwave ovens in Tadzhikistan and selling them here—once our edge in natural resources has been made irrelevant by giant Hong Kong ships and dirigibles that can ship North Dakota all the way to New Zealand for a nickel—once the Invisible Hand has taken all those historical inequities and smeared them out into a broad global layer of what a Pakistani brickmaker would consider to be prosperity—you know what? There’s only four things we do better than anyone else:

music
movies
microcode (software),
high-speed pizza delivery

The Deliverator used to make software. Still does, sometimes. But if life were a mellow elementary school run by well-meaning education Ph.D.s, the Deliverator’s report card would say: “Hiro is so bright and creative but needs to work harder on his cooperation skills.”

So now he has this other job. No brightness or creativity involved—but no cooperation either. Just a single principle: the Deliverator stands tall, your pie in thirty minutes or you can have it free, shoot the driver, take his car, file a class-action suit. The Deliverator has been working this job for six months, a rich and lengthy tenure by his standards, and has never delivered a pizza in more than twenty-one minutes.”

Here is a larger piece of Chapter 1 – SNOWCRASH by Neal Stephenson – to be found in a history class at George Mason University. https://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/omalley/120f02/victory/snowcrash.html

Don’t miss the event AMERIKA ART – Grand Opening in OSCC – on December 12. And here comes the commercial …

GRAND OPENING AT OSCC21

DECEMBER 12, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:150 PM PDT (Los Angeles time).

WE ARE GOING TO AMERICA. That was the message the Pilgrims followed in 1620. AMERIKA is a village in Germany carrying the German / Dutch / Africaans / Turkey name for America so the slogan goes also this way: WE ARE GOING TO AMERIKA. Common between all languages is that we are leaving the borders of the old worlds behind. In May 2022 will be the award ceremony in the real Amerika Museum in Germany.

One year ago the call was made at OSCC20 for an immersive art competition, called AMERIKA ART. At OSCC21 the Grand Opening will happen. The Italian machinimist WizardOz Chrome created a machinima AMERIKA ART 2022 that will be presented, then everyone is invited to explore the art show and to give a vote that will result in the public award for one of the Long-Legged Maskitts, designed as a bronze statue by the Canadian artist Bryn Oh.

The UPLIFT HUD

Amerika Art will be presented at the Opensimulator Community Conference 2021. After the announcement of the awards an UPLIFT will take place. One of the design elements of the UPLIFT will be the SCREEN HUD that takes control from the user by giving control to the Metaverse. SCREEN HUD has its origin in the INFINITE THEATRE that was used in various performances, one of them has been INFINITE DRIFTERS [page 21] in a grant given by Linden Endowments for the Arts in 2017.

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The speaker will say: “Keep your music stream up and running at all times. …

Afterlife? What is Afterlife? We welcome you to listen to a unique announcement. Listen to the cybernetic brain Gregorovich with words from the novel Sleep In A Sea Of Stars, written by Christopher Paolini. Songs and lyrics are used by permission of Jennifer Hale and Todd Herfindal. …”

The first installation is called Last Step into reality, or more poetically, BACK TO THE SALT MINES, one of all the installations you can explore in Craft World. Read about this in rez Magazine June 2021.

TEMPUS EDAX RERUM

PART ONE (SURREAL CUBE)

Welcome to the first introduction to AMERIKA ART called TEMPUS EDAX RERUM. This word by Ovid “Time eats time” stands for a new world that is different, that overcomes biological limits, that creates eternity in the Digital. The engine eternal reaches out to our identity.

Assume you have never heard of THE INTERNET and today you will be among the first who hear about it. You will shake your head and most likely say “That’s nothing for me. For what shall this INTERNET be any good?”

Today we enter THE BLOCKCHAIN OF ART where we put our LIVES into it. Not all of us will be in it, only the artists who contributed to AMERIKA ART. They will be connected by an AI, an Artificial Intelligence, running on a blockchain created by Satoshi Nakamoto, he gives his ID for the Genesis Block, the very first block on the chain of in total 26 invited avatars. These avatars will be visualised by a neuronal network that Hashmask has coded for this event.

The event starts with a show by Venus Adored. The landmark you may ask for will bring you there. IM JulietteSurrealDreaming inworld SL. A performance in Opensimulator will follow at Amerika Events in Craft World.

At the end of the performance, there will be an artistic bridge to the environmental aspects of bitcoin mining. These and other aspects that come with AMERIKA ART will be discussed in an Art Talk in October. Each month will be one where various artists of AMERIKA ART will come in focus. Today we get them all connected as a start.

PART TWO (TURBINE HALL)

Everybody knows how to zoom, right?

Everybody knows how to run, right?

Everybody wants to be the winner, right?

Everybody loves the winner, right?

Everybody.

Who will be the hero of the day?

Say it! Say it!

(me me me)

And here comes the challenge.

Run and guess.

Speak with the framed avatars. Say to the frame whatever you like to say so the frame will understand that you have the knowledge of naming, the knowledge of claiming.

I see Bryn Oh. Do you see Bryn Oh? Then run to the frame and say, “I want the Three-Legged Maskitt Bryn Oh. I am born as a winner. Bryn Oh hear my cries. I am begging for the Maskitt”

And if the frame intelligence believes in you then the transformation of the frame will happen and you get one point. Then run to Cherry Manga, run to Molly Bloom, run to …

enough help given.

The one who deciphers the most names will get the Hashmask Avatar, will be framed for eternity, will be the T S N K O, The Still Not Known One and will be featured in Hashmask 1 5 7 7 5 3

Here are the names:

Art Blue, Art Eames, Bryn Oh, Cherry Manga, Delain Canucci, Gem Preiz, Glyph Graves, Hashmask 15753, Ilyra Chardin, Jaelle Faerye, Jo Ellsmere, Juliette Surreal Dreaming, Kisma Reidling, Kerupa Flow, Kunst Blue, Molly Bloom, Rage Darkstone, SatoshiNakamoto, SecondHand Tutti, Sergius Both, Terra Merhyem, Thoth Jantzen, Tillo Tallo, Uan Ceriaptrix, Venus Adored, WizardOz Chrome.

Match the right name with the right frame. Chat with the frame and you might get rewarded.

Remember the winner takes it all.

Now time for the first blockchain for avatars in the history of mankind. Juliette you may cut the ribbon and the run for glory will happen.

Just let you know at the end we meet again here at this spot.

We will break virtuality and enter the real world. The world of Amerika Art.

Juliette?

J: Now I cut the ribbon ….

PART THREE (Finale in TURBINE HALL)

And at the end, you will meet Giotto di Bondone. The speaker will say:

Time has come to head to the end of the show. Like at the grand finale of a firework that was made to signal the end of a century something must happen, something you will later say, I was there. Now I understand, what a floor made of glass means in the Arts.

Please join Juliette and Art in the middle of the Turbine Hall. Step into the circle that will be drawn by the hands of Giotto. What is said about Giotto?

Almost every aspect of Giotto is subject to controversy: his birth date, his birthplace, his appearance, his apprenticeship, the order in which he created his works, whether he painted the famous frescoes in the Upper Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, and his burial place.

But what made him immortal was how he gave proof of his skills to Pope Benedict XI

When Pope Benedict XI sent a messenger to Giotto, asking him to send a drawing to demonstrate his skill, Giotto drew a red circle so perfect that it seemed as though it was drawn using a pair of compasses and instructed the messenger to send it to the Pope. The messenger departed ill-pleased, believing that he had been made a fool of. When the messenger related how he had made the circle without moving his arm and without the aid of compasses the Pope and his courtiers were amazed at how Giotto’s skill greatly surpassed all of his contemporaries.” (Wikipedia)

You see that minimal art is not an invention of Art Blue. You see that the roots go back to the 13th century.

Today we will create a perfect circle in a digital world as an opener between virtual and real worlds. For this we need the Codemonkey, we need Art Eames.

One of us has to walk to the Frame where the code is hidden and call the monkey who created the new Giotto. This one will get a bonus point, but only when heading fast back to the circle.

Please come now to the meeting point and face a forced visit of reality, a reality in which the trees are planted by Giotto 9000. Reality must survive.

MAY THE WORLD BE GREEN AGAIN

AMERIKA IN YOUR MIND

Enjoy a musical journey with Corporate Apple & meet Damien Hirst as the winner of AMERIKA ART in rez Magazine, August 2021, published by Jami Mills, Los Angeles. We know Damien Hirst does not take part, his work is not immersive. So why he got the Long-Legged Maskitt? It is about money, you know.

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Applications for AA complete

We are happy that we got in such a short time confirmation from artists living all over the globe to take part in AMERIKA.ART. All 16 rooms that GEM PREIZ created for the travel from AMERIKA to the AFTERLIFE are taken and we can close the year 2020 with a happy message.

We are well aware that the listing may change until 2022 when the art show happens. Each artist will be assisted during the creation process so we will get the most out of the project, one that has many layers.

You see N.N. That stands for an artist Kisma [Juliette] invited personally. This artist is right now on holiday, so let us wait for the update. For now congrats to:

ART EAMES, GERMANY — BRYN OH, CANADA  — GEM PREIZ, FRANCE — GLYPH GRAVES, AUSTRALIA — ILYRA CHARDIN, USA — JAELLE FAERYE, FRANCE — KERUPA FLOW, JAPAN — KISMA REIDLING, USA — MOLLY BLOOM, USA — RAGE DARKSTONE, USA — SH TUTTI, IRELAND — STORMY SCORPIO, USA — TERRA MERHYEM, FRANCE –THOTH JANTZEN, USA — XIRANA OXIMOXI, SPAIN.

Artist for particle creation in Amerika Art: DELAIN CANUCCI, NETHERLANDS. Delain set her contribution to CC-BY. This license is the one Wikipedia uses for its content.

Artist for the machinima of Amerika Art: WIZARDOZ CHROME, ITALY. She created the machinima for 1Biennale, for THE FAKED in THE WRONG and for Santorini Biennale IMMERSIVIA 2016.

AA IN A NUTSHELL

We are often asked, “Can you condense it all?”

AMERIKA.ART

About 400 years ago the Pilgrims followed the call to reach out to a new world. Now another call to set an imprint of mankind is made, to travel to a new world. The name of this world differs, how it will look differs, how it will feel differs, how mankind will live in it differs. There have been pioneers ahead with the vision to create a time capsule and to carry the words of the chosen ones to the future.

Reiner Schneeberger (born 1957) claimed Art Blue as his avatar name for the passage into a virtual world and his mentor, Herbert W. Franke (born 1927), gave him the right to include parts of his legacy in the field of digital art and to create an award named Sergius Both, which was a pen-name Franke used for a novel he wrote in 1963. This novel, Planet Der Verlorenen (Planet of the Lost), ends with heading into outer space, “to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

Sergius Both Award

At the Award ceremony in Amerika, where the Sergius Both Award will be given for algorithmic and machine AI art, Franke will read the final passage from Planet of the Lost, expressing that the Digital Dawn, the travel to the unknown has just begun. A copy of the machine will be made available for the audience giving them a pre-scripted version on a stick. [Details will be worked out with the artists. The historical link is THE MONDRIAN machine, programmed by Herbert W. Franke in 1979, re-coded in 2016].

FIELDS OF AA

There are three major fields that are addressed in the Amerika Art Interbiennale: Immersionskunst (Immersive art), Building, Scripting and Painting. In each category an award will be given. This carries forward the already established Immersivia award by Santorini Biennale. In 2014 a digital division was installed that evolved through 2016 and 2018 to become an internationally recognised division as Immersionskunst (Interactive Immersive Art).

The Long-Legged Maskitt Award.

This award comes with a bronze statue made by the Canadian artist Bryn Oh. It covers the category Immersionskunst and Building. The award was first given at 1Biennale 2018 IMMERSIVIA at Santorini.

TT Award.

The Tillo-Tallo Award goes for real-life painters who chose a virtual reality realm to present their work, a category that reaches forward in time. One painting — or a shot done in the virtual world where the paintings are — will be printed on paper and a copy handed out to the visitors of Amerika Art in the village of Amerika.

Who is TT and why Art Blue decided to create this award will be uncovered one day before the Award ceremony in the gallery N40 in Leipzig, Germany with a Grand Opening of TT’s work.

Artists

Some artists followed the early call, some have been personally invited. The open call is now closed. The ones listed have confirmed their commitment and are heading to present their work until June 2021. Then the tuning and the technical alignments will be done. Book creation and the machinima by WizardOz Chrome will happen in late 2021. The Event-Table for 2022 to happen in Amerika and the city of Penig will follow — depending on travel restrictions due to the Corona Crisis it might be May 2022. [Please have a look at the slides presented at OSCC20 on December 5th, 2020 when the call WE ARE GOING TO AMERIKA was made.]

Creative Commons

The collection shown in Amerika Art will be conserved, in other words, a backup is made and the objects and scriptures are kept alive. The Terms of Service [TOS] are fitting for this purpose. All artists retain full copyrights on their work and through the Creative Commons Licence have the ability to set the permissions if they choose to share any or all portions of their work with visitors from CC-BY-NC-ND up to CC-0.

TOUCHSTONE

TOUCHSTONE DIGITAL has many faces. One is the face of AMERIKA.ART. AMERIKA is real, it is a village in Saxony. AMERIKA is virtual, it is a worldwide event running on OPENSIMULATOR at AMERIKA.WORLD.

Whatever you are looking for AMERIKA is a TOUCHSTONE in technology and the arts. I SEE YOU IN AMERIKA was the start at OSCC20: WE ARE GOING TO AMERIKA. Join THE CALL as an ARTIST right now, or see you in 2022 as a USER.

A USER is a good thing, but best to check it out at rez Magazine.

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ABOUT THE CODE

You might have seen a code on one of the postcards of AMERIKA.ART

ENLARGE

The left one comes with a code locator. The right one brings you most likely to this page. Join one of the seminars at AMERIKA when the time has come and get to know the secrets of art and technology.

I AM UNSTOPPABLE

NERUVAL, the owl, has sent to rez Magazine a short story A SMALL STEP FOR (A) MAN that predicts the outcome of THE ELECTION. … but first, a picture of the Superspreader, so you get the tunes for it.

VIRAL. VIRAL. VIRAL.

I am in the news. My name got viral. I am viral, viral, viral, like Picasso. I made it to every talk show. I hold the German version of the Picasso collection of Museum Ludwig in hand, a book with the title “Ich und ich und ich” which stands in German for I and I and I. My bio is being presented. A faked one, what else. My agent gets calls from everywhere. I am the first participant in the upcoming Global Biennale, the name of it AMERIKA.ART. I proudly hold the domain ichundichundich.de which stands for Picasso. I out myself as the Superspreader who wasn’t one. I am living in an immersive world. I create my own reality: “I and I and I.”

If one asks me how I came to the number 26 that I have printed proudly on my shirt, yeah, boom … I bring my story in and say, that I am between a square (52 + 1) and a cube (33 − 1) and that I have 26 faces like a Rhombicuboctahedron. That’s truly an artistic way to say that I am one of a kind, that I well deserve to be part in AMERIKA.ART and point to Wikipedia to push away any remaining doubts.

Do you know that Amerika is a tiny village in Saxony, a state competing in performance with Bavaria? Maybe the Minister-President of Saxony will do the opening speech and laying the foundation stone for the server. The American Ambassador visited Amerika already, so I am quite sure that Michael Kretschmer, the Head of State, will not want to miss it. It is election time, you know.

WIKIPEDIA

Only 30 seconds more and we are done. You know 30 seconds to Mars? You may know the group but you might not know how the group came to its name. You will seek in Wikipedia, right? Imagine a time when everyone looking in Wikipedia will find a different version, depending on age, religion, status and so on. You wonder on “30 seconds to Mars?” Why shall this page come different for different mindsets? I can ensure you, this page is not affected, but when you Google for Postal Voting the result change by the place you are living in and on what postings you gave a “Like” to on facebook. This reality is already happening. In case you want to know more, watch the documentary I have for you.

The documentary is called, The Social Dilemma and it is on Netflix. Check it out. It is worth 90 minutes of your time. Then vote. Here is the trailer on YouTube.