UBERMORGEN.COM is attracted to the surface of Google, Amazon and eBay, the three historical e-giants who have brilliantly managed to survive the dotcom boom and bust. Back then and still today, the three kings form the powerful spearhead of e-commerce (EKMRZ). By creating the third piece – the Sound of eBay – we wrap up the trilogy we have started in 2005 with the killer concept GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself and carried forward in 2006 with the dark Amazon Noir.
Vžigalica gallery, August - September, 2010.
We generate money by serving Google text advertisments on a network of hidden Websites. With this money we automatically buy Google shares via our Swiss bank account. We buy Google via their own advertisment dollars! Google eats itself - but in the end we own it! By establishing this autocannibalistic model we deconstruct the new global advertisment mechanisms by rendering them into a surreal click- based economic model.
The Bad Guys stole copyrighted books from Amazon by using sophisticated robot-perversion technology. A subliminal media fight and a covert legal dispute escalated into an online showdown with the heist of over 3000 books at the center of the story. We had daily shoot outs with the global mass-media, we continuously pushed the boundaries of copyright (books are just pixels on a screen or just ink on paper), we resisted kickback-bribes from powerful Amazon.com until they finally gave in and sold the technology for an undisclosed sum to Amazon. Betrayal, blasphemy and pessimism finally split the gang of bad guys. The good guys (Amazon.com) won the showdown and drove off into the blistering sun with the beautiful femme fatale, the seductive and erotic massmedia.
The Sound of eBay
We generate unique sosgs by using eBay user-data. You simply enter any eBay username (your own or someone else’s) and add your email address so we can notify you as soon as the song is ready for downloading. Then click “generate” and our robots sprawl out into the net to collect data. Then the robots bring back the data to our sc3 supercollider soundgeneration- engine. Finally, the complex software-machine starts generating a score- file which is then transformed into your unique but uniform song and presented in teletext porn style! We sell out your human needs digitally...