AMERIKA.ART Interbiennale for Immersive Art & Culture

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 …