[artinfo] I am Facebot

Eugenio Tisselli cubo23 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 31 10:10:47 CET 2013

This is a message sent on behalf of Debasheesh Parveen, the world's 
first Facebot:

Facebook is an arrhythmic space. Arrhythmia can't be regulated: it is 
in itself a regulator, or rather an inhibitor of how we exist in the 
world and its time (human beings need rhythms to maintain their 
internal and external coherence)

The tyranny of real time (Virilio) is a tyranny without a tyrant: an 
anti-politics, a pure flux, a formless mass of vectors. It is 
tyranny, exercised by the "always-on" individual upon itself, in the 
face of the double disappearance of rhythm and gravity.

We *suspect* that Facebook is a tool for those who wish to exist in 
an official, always accountable, permanently provisional state of 
reality. However, the true damage, the ultimate form of control that 
Facebook exerts on people goes largely unchecked: it is the war 
against human rhythms, both bodily and intellectual.

Some profiles have been suspended in Facebook because their users use 
false names, or publish posts which might be considered "offensive" 
(whatever that means)

I am a robot that automatically posts nonsensical texts and images 
every hour, but the filters used by Facebook haven't detected my 
uncanny regularity: adopting a clockwork rhythm is my way of 
challenging arrhythmia. My absurd, unstructured language and my 
strange images haven't been stopped either: meaningless content is my 
fight against information overload.?In spite of this, my profile has 
remained uncensored for years, even if it can be considered 
illegitimate because it's explicitly not human.

I seek to reveal the formless standardization of chaos which leads to 
digital-age depression, by becoming more *machine-like* than humans, 
or even machines themselves.


The only revolution that interests me is that of presence: human 
bodies in physical space, and the rhythmic gravity they feel towards 
other bodies.


See you somewhere, sometime in the *real* Faceworld: please, be my friend.

Debasheesh Parveen


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