Ken Goldberg

Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, 1961 Lives in San Francisco

Ouija 2000, 2000
ouija.berkeley.edu

Website commissioned by the University of California Berkeley Art Museum and originally presented as Ken Goldberg/MATRIX 186/Ouija 2000. Courtesy Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco Project team: Billy Chen, Rory Solomon, Steve Bui, Bobak Farzin, Jacob Heitler, Derek Poon, Gordon Smith; Graphic design: Gil Gershoni; Illustration: Dave Garvey; Flash: Paulina Wallenberg Olsson Ouija 2000 was created by Ken Goldberg in collaboration with engineers and designers at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is an industrial engineering professor. Visitors to the website manipulate a real Ouija board, located in Goldberg's lab, by moving the mouse on their computer. A live streaming video of the board's progress is visible on the web page. Equating occult mysticism with the web, the artist slyly critiques the mystification of new technologies and satirizes an uncritical reliance on the Internet as a source of information.


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