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English: The TV Bot is an Internet news channel which only broadcasts brand new stories. Never more than an hour old, they are scooped from the Internet’s news flux, reformatted for a browser and given a URL. The process is automated, with no editorial hand behind the content selection which is reproduced in apparently random order as live TV streams, live radio streams, webcam images and text-based headlines. The only criterion that matters is “liveness”.

In its graphical representation, TV Bot makes obvious reference to well-known international TV broadcasters like CNN and n-tv. By being more live than these TV channels, Marc Lee interrogates the informativeness of broadcasters that are permanently oriented to up-to-dateness and audience numbers. The Swiss media artist, who also works with installation, largely focuses on the Internet and its structures. Also active as a software developer, Lee breaks open the mechanisms of the World Wide Web, revealing them to ordinary users and enabling critical reflection. The TV Bot is an ironic challenge to our media society’s “real time” dogma.
Deutsch: Der TV Bot ist ein Internetnachrichtensender, der ausschließlich aktuelle Berichte, niemals älter als eine Stunde, aus den Nachrichtenflüssen des Internets schöpft und in einem Format für Internetbrowser unter der URL ( sendet. Der Prozess ist automatisiert: Hinter der Auswahl an Inhalten, die in scheinbar beliebiger Abfolge in Form von Live-TV-Streams, Live-Radio-Streams, Webcam-Bildern und textbasierten Schlagzeilen wiedergegeben werden, steht kein Redaktionsteam. Es gilt allein das Kriterium der liveness.

TV Bot nimmt durch seine grafische Darstellung expliziten Bezug auf bekannte internationale Fernsehnachrichtensender wie CNN und n-tv. Marc Lee hinterfragt den informativen Wert der an ständiger Aktualität und Zuschauerquoten orientierten Sender, indem er sie einfach an Aktualität überbietet. Der Schweizer Medienkünstler widmet sich in seinen Arbeiten, zu denen auch räumliche Installationen zählen, hauptsächlich dem Internet und seinen Strukturen. Lee, der auch als Softwareentwickler tätig ist, zerlegt die für den normalen Nutzer oftmals nicht durchschaubaren Mechanismen des World Wide Web und erlaubt somit einen kritischen Blick darauf. Die »Echtzeit« als Dogma der Mediengesellschaft wird von Lee ironisch hinterfragt.
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