The Null Device
This morning on 3RRR, I heard about an interestingly subversive art
installation being launched at the Blackbox gallery. It explores the nature
of globalisation and personality, and consists of a love-letter transcription
service. Users record a romantic message on a computer, and it is sent to
a data-processing consultancy in Bombay, India, where (thanks to the cheap,
skilled labour that is so popular with the call-centre and medical-transcript
industries in the West) it is hand-written and mailed to your beloved.
I believe it is part of the Experimenta
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