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Official Department Seal

The Symbol of Virtualization

(artwork by Marcos Novak)

 

Secretary Randall M. Packer

President issues Executive Order to form US Department of Art & Technologyh and names Randall M. Packer as first Secretary.

(photo by Randall Packer)

 

Department's Headquarters
Washington, DC

Here in the nation's capital, and all around Washington, DC, are emerging signs of the artistic achievements of the US Department of Art & Technology.

(photo by Randall Packer)

 

Secretary Randall M. Packer
at the US Capitol

When freedom needs defending, America turns to its artists. It's our job, it's what we do.

(photo by Jill Steinberg)

 

Secretary Randall M. Packer
leaving the US Capitol

When freedom needs defending, America turns to its artists. It's our job, it's what we do.

(photo by Phyllis Hecht)

 

 

Secretary Randall M. Packer
addressing the Transmediale Festival of Media 2002 in Berlin

In his speech, he called on US and European and Asian allied artists to join the Global Virtualization Council as artist-ambassadors in order to mobilize artistic forces internationally.

(photo by Thomas Bruns)

 

Secretary Randall M. Packer
joined by staff, along with the President and First Lady, at the US Capitol

Announcing the US Department of Art & Technology, together with the Global Virtualization Council, had drafted and passed unanimously the Joint Resolution US DAT J.RES.1 "To Authorize Artistic Acts of Mediation"

(photo by Wesley Smith)

 

 

Secretary Randall M. Packer
at the US DAT Visitor Center, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The US DAT Visitor Center, one block from the White House, tells the story of how the Department was formed by artists seeking to reclaim America's Government.

(photo by Phyllis Hecht)

 

The Experimental Party
DisInformation Center

Our decision will show that if you want to carry out anarchic entertainment for the nation, there's no place better in the world to do it than New York City during the Republican National Convention.

(artwork by Randall Packer)

 

Media Deconstruction Kit

We will confront corporate control of mass media, so that a new century is spared new horrors of CNN - the issue Americans should care most about. We will appropriate with magisterial fearlessness, transforming CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News into magical images, and bring about the systematic reordering of the senses through the deconstruction of live, broadcast media.

Randall Packer with Wesley Smith

 

Media Deconstruction Kit

We will confront corporate control of mass media, so that a new century is spared new horrors of CNN - the issue Americans should care most about. We will appropriate with magisterial fearlessness, transforming CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News into magical images, and bring about the systematic reordering of the senses through the deconstruction of live, broadcast media.

Randall Packer with Wesley Smith

 

Media Deconstruction Kit

We will confront corporate control of mass media, so that a new century is spared new horrors of CNN - the issue Americans should care most about. We will appropriate with magisterial fearlessness, transforming CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News into magical images, and bring about the systematic reordering of the senses through the deconstruction of live, broadcast media.

Randall Packer with Wesley Smith

 

Media Deconstruction Kit

We will confront corporate control of mass media, so that a new century is spared new horrors of CNN - the issue Americans should care most about. We will appropriate with magisterial fearlessness, transforming CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News into magical images, and bring about the systematic reordering of the senses through the deconstruction of live, broadcast media.

Randall Packer with Wesley Smith

 

Abe Golam in the Oval Office

"Under the banner of the Experimental Party we will recruit a candidate whose virtual identity is guaranteed to stir up controversy in the global computer networks, that "non-place" place where the true battle for democracy in America will be fought and won." – Abe Golam, avatar-candidate

(artwork by Randall Packer and Mark Amerika)

 

Abe Golam in the Oval Office

"If you want someone who will subvert the dominant paradigm, who is willing to gnaw into the body politic, inhabit it, and lay his demon seed, that is me."" – Abe Golam

(artwork by Randall Packer and Mark Amerika)

 

Jon Henry, National Chairman, USA Exquisite Corpse, of the Experimental Party, dead in front of the White House

I was an individual who searched for the monster, seeking out the massive machine that represented the oppression of my life. I stood in front of the spectacular Goliath because it was my destiny to fight it. – Jon Henry

(photo by Randall Packer)

 

WeTheBlog.org
Jeff Gates, Founder

We the Blog, in order to form a more Artistic Union, to enhance the Social Condition; to provide for the Avant-Garde; to prevent Homeland Insecurity; to promote the Artist Voice in reshaping public policy; and to guarantee Creative Freedom for the Old, the Young and the Disenfranchised.

Photo by Randall Packer

 

Homeland Insecurity
Advisory System

Broadcasting the daily threat condition confronting citizens of the US and around the world due to the risk of our government-in-action.

Rate the threat:
http://www.usinsecurity.us

Artwork by Jonah Brucker-Cohen

 

Department Works, Mixologies, and Transformations

Music-videos, socio-political remixes and commentaries by staff members and artist-associates of the US Department of Art & Technology.

Collage of video works by Mark Amerika, Andy Deck, Paul Miller aka DJ Spooky and '47,' Trace Reddell, and Rick Silva

 

Society of the Spectacle (Digital Remix)

A ten-minute DVD art-loop that
uses source material from the writing, images, recordings, and other
psychogeographical wanderings of arch-Situationist and French philosopher Guy Debord.

Created by DJ RABBI : Mark Amerika, Trace Reddell, Rick Silva

 

Mission Accomplished

We now set about to resurrect the belief that general revolution will originate in the appropriation and alteration of the medial environment and its space. We hereby declare Madison Square Garden and the Republican National Convention under occupation of the USA Exquisite Corpse.

Artwork by Andrew Nagy

 

Virtual Voice of America

Blinded by patriotism.

Photo by Randall Packer
Jill Steinberg, Alto

 

Virtual Voice of America

Blinded by patriotism.

Photo by Randall Packer
Jill Steinberg, Alto


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