Since the One-Year Piece was already over during transmediale 2k+12, a collaborative one-week edition ducumented participants’ searches during the festival.
The one-week performance was accompanied by a workshop during which participants set up their browsers to automatically publish all their Google searches during transmediale on the web. By means of a modified WordPress blog, we interlinked our searches so that our searches received good rankings and become visible in everybody’s search results.
The manifesto of the one-week performance:
We shall do an one-week performance piece.
The piece is called “Google” and documents all searches we perform with the search engine of the same name.
The performance shall take place during transmediale 2012 and shall start on Monday, January 30 and shall end on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
We shall not use undocumented ways to use the search engine Google during this time.
Each of our search queries shall create a web page that is indexed by this search engine and thus makes our searches publicly available as search results for everybody.
The performance was open to everyone.
All those interested could request an account by mail.
At the end the whole list of participants read like this:
Lucille de Vitte
Christian Mayr Hofer
Mi Sun Lee
Johannes P Osterhoff
Thanks to all the participants!
P.S. In the second part of the Workshop, participants came up with the idea to tell the story of the fictional “Google Storyteller” via their searches. These searches can be found here.