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Poking the Shub-Internet with a Stick

Artist Fang-Yu Lin is trying to make contact with the “aware” portion of the Internet.

According to legend, Shub-Internet, Beast of a 1024 Processors, Eater of Characters, Avatar of Line Noise and countless other appellations rests peacefully in its lair deep beneath the Pentagon. Shub-Internet is nothing less than the harsh personification of the hideous multi-tendriled Internet itself. Now, artist Fang-Yu Lin has created a way for mortals to contact the Beast – he calls it From the Great Beyond, a device he quaintly believes to be part of some sort of artsy project.

Isn’t this how Skynet got started?

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Posted in Computers & Internet, Ephemera November 8th, 2006 by Chip
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