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The Middle Finger Response

The Middle Finger Response
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Artist
Guido Segni
Release Year
2013
Country
Italy
In 2013 Guido Segni asked all the crowd/cloud/online workers at Amazon Mechanical Turk (regularly paid about 0.5 US-dollar per submission) to take a picture in front of their own webcam revealing their face, their context and, ultimately, their middle finger response. The Middle Finger Response is a cynical but sincere attempt to establish a dialogue between the artist, the public and the crowd dispersed through the new frontiers of leisure, labour and exploitation.

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Biography


With a background in hacktivism, net art and video art, Guido Segni lives and works somewhere, online and offline, playing with art, internet culture and data hallucinations. Mainly focused on the daily (ab)use of the Internet, his work is characterized by minimal gestures on technology which combines conceptual approaches with a traditional hacker attitude in making things odd, useless and dysfunctional.