Tim Devine

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The Society of The Spectacle

In The Society of The Spectacle an egg is taken from under a hen and set in an incubator 17 days before the exhibition opens.  The incubator is installed in a room and as people look directly at the incubator it switches off, effecting the consistency of the temperature and humidity environment inside the incubator and thus the chances of the egg hatching. On the 21st day of incubation a chick is expected to hatch. If not then for the remainder of the exhibition the egg will rest in the incubator with no chance of life.

The Society of The Spectacle was exhibited at The Royal Interface Culture Masquerade Ball during the Ars Electronica Festival 2009 in Linz, Austria.

The egg did not hatch.

Incubator from The Society Of The Spectacle

Temple Electronica

The Ars Electronica building in Linz, Austria is very different to any other building in the city. It interfaces with the city similar to the way religious buildings have throughout history. As for what the building represents as The Museum of the Future, it could also be said that technology actually makes us behave in strange disciplined ways similar to religious customs.

Temple Electronica provides all the answers to everyone’s questions. The first ever temple of its kind in the world is situated in the heart of the city of Linz. Ask your private questions and let the answer out to the whole world.

Oh people let yourself be saved, assured or discouraged… BELIEVE!

To touch the frog and ask your question please visit Ars Electronica Museum’s Main Deck – September 5 2009 after 23 o’clock.

Temple Electronica is a project in collaboration with Onur Sönmez


Temple Electronica Oracle Frog

The Oracle Frog at the Ars Electronica Centre Linz

The Society of The Spectacle

In The Society of The Spectacle an egg is taken from under a hen and set in an incubator 17 days before the exhibition opens.  The incubator is installed in a room and as people look directly at the incubator it switches off, effecting the consistency of the temperature and humidity environment inside the incubator and thus the chances of the egg hatching. On the 21st day of incubation a chick is expected to hatch. If not then for the remainder of the exhibition the egg will rest in the incubator with no chance of life.

The Society of The Spectacle was exhibited at The Royal Interface Culture Masquerade Ball during the Ars Electronica Festival 2009 in Linz, Austria.

The egg did not hatch.

The incubator in amongst the spectacle

The incubator in amongst the spectacle

The Society of The Spectacle

In The Society of The Spectacle an egg is taken from under a hen and set in an incubator 17 days before the exhibition opens.  The incubator is installed in a room and as people look directly at the incubator it switches off, effecting the consistency of the temperature and humidity environment inside the incubator and thus the chances of the egg hatching. On the 21st day of incubation a chick is expected to hatch. If not then for the remainder of the exhibition the egg will rest in the incubator with no chance of life.

The Society of The Spectacle was exhibited at The Royal Interface Culture Masquerade Ball during the Ars Electronica Festival 2009 in Linz, Austria.

The egg did not hatch.

The Society of The Spectacle at Ars Electronica 2009