U.S. Department of Art & Technology

Press Secretary

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2004

US DAT Announces New Online
Media Deconstruction Kit (MDK)
to Transform & Deliver Live, Altered
News Broadcasts to the World

MDK Broadband Services Enhance Citizens Experience of Live Cultural Appropriation (http://www.experimentalparty.org/mdk)

Washington, DC - The US Department of Art & Technology announces today new network and Internet service capabilities that transform an array of appropriated live news broadcasts - from advertisements to political pundancy, live news updates to cable network logos - and put the altered matter out on the Net. The Department believes these techniques could swamp the mass media with total illusion in 2004 as the election rhetoric ramps up.

A project of its Experimental Party initiative, The Department said it is introducing these new capabilities to deconstruct networks like Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC, and to reliably deliver to its end-users a range of transformed imagery and fragmented sound to bring about the systematic reordering of the senses.

Trace Reddell, Under Secretary for the Bureau of Pharmakogeographical Surveying, advocates systems of varied media ambiences "diverting [mass media] from its current roadmap to manufactured similitude through an hallucinatory recycling of composted media content."

"Today's announcement is significant because it illustrates US DAT's continued commitment to confront corporate control of mass media," Secretary Randall M. Packer stated outside his office in Washington, DC, "so that a new century is spared new horrors of Fox News - the issue Americans should care most about."

The US Department of Art & Technology, responding to the gravity of the situation, is collaborating with artists and engineers, including Under Secretary for Cultural Appropriations Wesley Smith, to discover new tactics that stand at the cradle of art and science. As Secretary Packer stated in a recent Washington speech at Johns Hopkins University, "we must achieve the total deconstruction of media in order to build new formations, and we will advance this transformation we've created for purposes of propaganda."


The US Department of Art & Technology

The US Department of Art and Technology is the United States principal conduit for facilitating the artist's need to extend aesthetic inquiry into the broader culture where ideas become real action. It also serves the psychological and spiritual well-being of all Americans by supporting cultural efforts that provide immunity from the extension of new media technologies into the social sphere.



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