April 22, 2013 AT 10:00 am

DatagÄrden: Text-TV Installation for Art Hack Day Sweden

Raquel Meyers, Per Olov Jernberg and, Anders Carlsson’s Datagården explores the (almost) dead teletext medium:

What would your obituary look like if internet would decide? Datagården explores this question with obituaries based on real information from the internet. It also has fictional information in order to speculate about future potentials, for when it’s time for you to go.

Datagården works on any television, using Text-tv and a normal remote control. Text-tv is one of the largest mass media of Sweden, with two million viewers everyday. It’s short and reliable information presents a refreshing alternative to the spam freedom of the www.

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