Intelligent Mailman (Linz, 1994)

Intelligent Mailman

1994

Performance: actor, portable GPS-system, tracking-software, map-projection

Intelligente Ambiente

Ars Electronica, Linz

The postman as an archetype of the medium is the intellectual starting point of this work. The “Intelligent Mailman” represents an anachronism and the first artistic work ever based on GPS technology: On the one hand, this postman still brings the information by hand from place to place, but at the same time transmits his location and movement over any distance. In 1994 “The Intelligent Mailman" in his anachronistic double function symbolizes the remarkable intermediate stage on the way to the complete information and monitoring age.