The F.A.T. Manual, The First Book About Free Art and Technology Lab

The F.A.T. Manual is the first book about public domain art collective Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab). Edited by Geraldine Juarez and Domenico Quaranta, the book highlights more than 100 projects created by F.A.T. Lab members since the group’s founding in 2007. The book is available online as a free download, and in paper form via publisher Link Editions. There will be a book release party on November 15, 2013 at the MU artspace in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

In more than five years of activity, the Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab) produced an impressive series of projects, all developed with open source software, shared online and documented in a way that allows everybody to copy, improve, abuse or simply use them. This approach situates F.A.T. Lab in a long tradition of DIY, processual, sharable artistic practices based on instructionals, and reveals a democratic idea of art where Fluxus scores meet hacker culture (and rap music).

Featuring texts by Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan, The F.A.T. Manual is a selection of more that 100 projects, done in the belief that printing these bits on paper will allow them to spread in a different way, infiltrate other contexts, and germinate. An archive, a catalogue, a user manual and a software handbook documenting five years of thug life, pop culture and research and development.

F.A.T. Manual

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