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Plugins Revised
Software art
2004
Peter Luining

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This series of experimental works presented under the title Plugins Revised, is, as the name suggests, made up of accessory software plug-ins, in this case filters for the Photoshop programme. For instance, there is a Michel Foucault plug-in, which, when activated, affects the transparency levels of the various colour channels of the chosen image, depending on the hypothetical real-time struggle between a "self" and an "other".
These dysfunctional pieces, which we willingly add on to our computer programmes, are unlike other filters that offer a set result, in that they carry out unexpected and uncertain processes which may have no practical purpose, but are inspiring nonetheless.
Plug-ins are humanoid prosthetics that we add on to our machine; these doubts and internal struggles turn the machines into a cyborg -in this instance by humanising the machine.
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