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October 24th, 2012

New Feature Presented at the HTMlles Festival in Montreal

          A R E   Y O U   R E A D Y   F O R   T H E   R I S K   S O C I E T Y ?

          T E S T   Y O U R S E L F !

          Augmented Bombings offers you the unique possibility to share some extravagant risks.


Nowadays risks are lurking behind every bush - even in augmented reality. In order to draw some attention to the latters the art service Augmented Bombings places virtual 3D bombs all over the world. There is no problem in doing so. Since everybody may place harmless virtual bombs whereever they like. A totally different thing is to inform affected people about. This is a risky business which regularly scrapes past punishable acts like ‘harassment’ or even ‘feigning commission of a crime’.

So, these risks are now available to be assumed by you!

C h o o s e   t h e   r i s k   m a t c h i n g   y o u r   p e r s o n a l i t y :

A) For the tough ones: Send a letter insinuating that YOU are responsible for one of three already placed bombs (see below).

B) For the soft ones: Send a letter warning unsuspecting bomb hosts that a controversial art project has positioned a bomb in their premises.

space_vorneBomb Maya in the Montreal TowerspaceBomb Steve in the Canadian Space CenterspaceBomb Stephane in the Montreal Stock Exchange Tower

S c a l e   y o u r   r i s k   r e s p e c t i v e l y :

1) Normal risk: Print out from the website one of eight standard letters. Sign the document and send it to the respective person.

2) Small risk: Do the same as described above but without signing the letter.

3) Individual risk: Tell the art service Augmented Bombings where to place a virtual bomb, then follow the guidelines given for normal or small risk.

I want you to place a bomb here:

Script by Dagon Design

Easy done? You think? Well, try it out: Will you really throw your letter in the post box or will it end up in the waste paper basket?

The risks were created on the occasion of “The HTMlles 10″ festival in Montreal (10- 18 November 2012), the theme of which is “Risky Business”. There will be a project presentation in the Cafée “Internet Zone” in Montreal on November 14, from 6 pm to 12 am (local time).

All risks are offered to you by the art service Augmented Bombings, a project by Susanne Berkenheger. They can be assumed by people worldwide.

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